Healthy Kids-Houston: A Community Childhood Obesity Intervention Program (HKH)
The collaborative study is to determine the effectiveness of an after-school community-based program to prevent obesity among minority children.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Healthy Kids-Houston: An Integrated Community Program for the Prevention of Obesity Among Minority Children|
- Body mass index [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Agility [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Muscular strength and endurance [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Self esteem [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Physical activity level [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Flexibility [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Lifestyle modification
This arm receives the intervention program that includes structured physical activities and nutrition and behavior lessons
Behavioral: Healthy Kids-Houston program
Children receive 90 minutes of after-school structured physical activities and 30 minutes of nutrition and behavior lessons twice a week during three 6-week sessions at the community centers. The 6-week sessions take place once in the fall, once in early spring and once in late spring.
Other Name: Healthy Kids-Houston curriculum
Placebo Comparator: Control
This arm receives no intervention
Children do not receive the Healthy Kids-Houston behavior modification program but will participate in the regular after-school enrichment programs offered by the community centers.
Other Name: Control
Childhood obesity is a major health issue in the United States, particularly among minority children. An integrated after-school program that offers structured and fun physical activities with nutrition and behavior lessons in community centers operated by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department might prevent obesity among minority children who live in the neighborhood.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00994084
|United States, Texas|
|Houston Parks and Recreation Department Community Centers|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77023|
|Study Director:||William W Wong, PhD||Baylor College of Medicine|