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Primary Care Obesity Prevention and Treatment

This study has been completed.
Group Health
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Information provided by:
University of Washington Identifier:
First received: July 9, 2009
Last updated: July 21, 2009
Last verified: July 2009

The overall objective of this pilot is to demonstrate the feasibility of a low-cost intervention targeting obesity prevention among children in a primary care setting.

Specifically, the investigators aim to answer the following questions:

Can the investigators recruit and retain patients using the methods proposed, and how easy or difficult will this process be?

Can physicians deliver the proposed intervention messages in the time the investigators have proposed?

Can the phone counselor reach participants and accomplish the goals outlined for these calls?

Can the investigators obtain the data proposed and within the proposed time frame?

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Healthy eating and physical activity
Behavioral: Safety and injury prevention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Test the Feasibility of Primary Care Obesity Prevention and Treatment - Pilot Study

Further study details as provided by University of Washington:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility of recruiting and retaining families [ Time Frame: Enrollment to 3-month followup ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Child weight (BMI) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3-months post ]
  • Parental perceptions of child weight [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3-months post intervention ]
  • Satisfaction with intervention [ Time Frame: 3-months post intervention ]

Enrollment: 176
Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Healthy eating/physical activity Behavioral: Healthy eating and physical activity
Parent counseling and coaching regarding healthy eating and physical activity habits for their child
Active Comparator: Safety/Injury prevention Behavioral: Safety and injury prevention
Parent counseling and coaching regarding general personal and household safety


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • child BMI ≥ 70th percentile for age and sex according to CDC Growth Tables
  • child scheduled for an upcoming well child visit
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00944164

United States, Minnesota
Health Partners Research Foundation
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55440
United States, Washington
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
Group Health
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Principal Investigator: Rona L Levy, MSW, PhD, MPH University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Nancy Sherwood, PhD Health Partners Research Foundation
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rona Levy, University of Washington Identifier: NCT00944164     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HS-06-C40
Study First Received: July 9, 2009
Last Updated: July 21, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 22, 2017