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Healthy Kids-Houston: A Community Childhood Obesity Intervention Program (HKH)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
William Wong, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier:
First received: October 13, 2009
Last updated: January 27, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
The collaborative study is to determine the effectiveness of an after-school community-based program to prevent obesity among minority children.

Condition Intervention
Obesity Behavioral: Healthy Kids-Houston program Behavioral: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Healthy Kids-Houston: An Integrated Community Program for the Prevention of Obesity Among Minority Children

Further study details as provided by William Wong, Baylor College of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body mass index [ Time Frame: One school year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Agility [ Time Frame: One school year ]
  • Muscular strength and endurance [ Time Frame: One school year ]
  • Self esteem [ Time Frame: One school year ]
  • Physical activity level [ Time Frame: One school year ]
  • Flexibility [ Time Frame: One school year ]

Enrollment: 1094
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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
Behavioral: Control
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.

Detailed Description:
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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Live in close proximity of the community centers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical or physical conditions that prevent the child from participating in the physical activities
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00994084

United States, Texas
Houston Parks and Recreation Department Community Centers
Houston, Texas, United States, 77023
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
Study Director: William W Wong, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: William Wong, Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00994084     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 26490-1
Study First Received: October 13, 2009
Last Updated: January 27, 2015

Keywords provided by William Wong, Baylor College of Medicine:
Minority children
Community intervention program
Lifestyle changes
Physical activities
Nutrition lessons
Behavior modification

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on August 18, 2017