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The Impact of Educational Materials on Family Behavior

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00993434
First Posted: October 12, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Purpose
The purpose of the research is to learn whether written materials or handouts that are given to parents are helpful in changing knowledge or behavior.

Condition Intervention
Overweight Obesity Behavioral: Booklet on nutrition and physical activity. Behavioral: Safety Booklet

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Impact of Educational Materials on Family Behavior

Further study details as provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the effectiveness of written materials on changing knowledge and behavior regarding diet, exercise, and other weight factors. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assess the impact of the intervention on height and weight as reflected in a change in BMI z-score. [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Enrollment: 95
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Kid STRIDE Booklet Behavioral: Booklet on nutrition and physical activity.
Parents will be asked to read the booklet and complete a pre- and post-questionnaire.
Placebo Comparator: Safety Booklet Behavioral: Safety Booklet
Parents will be asked to read a safety booklet and complete a pre- and post-questionnaire.

Detailed Description:
Few written resources for families have been tested in the primary care setting. Kid STRIDE (STRiving to Improve Diet & Exercise) is an educational booklet designed for parents of overweight children. We hypothesize that this booklet will benefit a small percentage of the overweight and obese population of children as a first-tiered approach to treatment of overweight and obese children.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children with a BMI greater than or equal to 85% along with a parent.
  • All subjects must speak English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Genetic conditions associated with overweight.
  • Endocrine conditions associated with overweight.
  • Chronic steroid therapy.
  • Current enrollment in a professional weight management program.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00993434


Locations
United States, Wisconsin
GHC Capitol Pediatric Clinic
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53703
UW Health East Towne Pediatrics
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53704
UW Health West Towne Pediatrics
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53717
UW Health Park Street Pediatrics
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ellen R Wald, MD University of Wisconsin Madison Dept of Pediatrics
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Wisconsin, Madison
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00993434     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M-2009-1162
First Submitted: October 8, 2009
First Posted: October 12, 2009
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2015
Last Verified: November 2012

Keywords provided by University of Wisconsin, Madison:
Child

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms