School Based Health Promotion Program in Secondary Schools (JuvenTUM 3)
|Obesity Cardiovascular Risk||Behavioral: School children and adolescents as health experts|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||School Children and Adolescents as Health Experts - Step 3|
- Daily physical activity > 60 minutes [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
- Physical fitness (Munich Fitness Test); Anthropometry (Weight, BMI, waist and upper arm circumference); Lipid profile (TAG, LDL, HDL); Inflammatory marker (hsCRP, IL-6, Adiponectin) Arterial stiffness; Retinal vessel diameter [ Time Frame: 4 years ]
|Study Start Date:||July 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: A
Medical examination once per year, school and family-based lifestyle intervention including a weekly health lesson, school-affiliation to sports clubs and regularly trainings for teachers and parents
Behavioral: School children and adolescents as health experts
Experimental group: Weekly health lesson for children; Monthly training for teacher; 2-3 trainings/year for the parents
No Intervention: B
Medical examination and information on a healthy lifestyle.
Current understanding of physical activity in childhood demonstrates the health benefits of regular exercise, such as improved cardiovascular fitness, skeletal health and prevention of overweight and obesity. The children obtained weekly health education lessons from their teachers to increase the physical activity in and outside of school and to improve health behavior (healthy food, no drugs) as well as the general well-being of children.
Monthly training for teachers and regular training (2-3x/year) for the parents complete the intervention.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00988754
|Department of Medicine, Division of Prevention and Sports Medicine, Technical University Munich|
|Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 81675|
|Study Chair:||Martin Halle, Prof., M.D.||Department of Medicine, Division of Prevention and Sports Medicine, Technical University Munich, Germany|