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Vaasa Childhood Obesity Primary Prevention Study (VACOPP)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland
Pediatric Research Centre, Finland
Information provided by:
University of Tampere Identifier:
First received: September 1, 2009
Last updated: August 4, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
This study aims to prevent childhood obesity. The recruited intervention group is pregnant mothers who are at risk to get gestational diabetes. Lifestyle intervention (nutritional and physical activity) begins during pregnancy in maternity clinics and continues in child wellfare clinics until the child is 5 years of age.

Condition Intervention
Childhood Obesity
Behavioral: VACOPP

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Vaasa Childhood Obesity Primary Prevention Study

Further study details as provided by University of Tampere:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Preventing childhood obesity [ Time Frame: Seven years (six years of age) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • lower cholesterol values [ Time Frame: up to six years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • lower HOMA-index [ Time Frame: up to six years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lifestyle counseling
Lifestyle counseling including physical activity and nutritional information.
Behavioral: VACOPP
Information about healthy diet and suitable physical activity during pregnancy of mothers to intervention group children and during childhood from 1 year of age to 5 years of age. Information is given by a health nutritionist,a physiotherapist and maternity clinic and child wellfare clinic nurses.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 6 Years   (Child)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women who are at risk to get gestational diabetes.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Foreigner with language problems
  • Major psychosocial problems
  • Diabetes mellitus type I or II
  • Physical disability,
  • Major medical problems in pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00970710

Health care center in Vaasa
Vaasa, Finland, 65320
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Tampere
Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland
Pediatric Research Centre, Finland
Principal Investigator: Taina E. Mustila, M.D. Tampere university
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Taina Mustila, Tampere university Identifier: NCT00970710     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 100454 
Study First Received: September 1, 2009
Last Updated: August 4, 2011
Health Authority: Finland: Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pediatric Obesity
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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