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Treating Pre-School Children at Risk for Overweight in the Primary Care Setting

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teresa Quattrin, University at Buffalo Identifier:
First received: December 9, 2009
Last updated: December 4, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
The goal of this study is to test, in the primary care setting, the efficacy of an innovative intervention program for children aged 2-5 years with a BMI over the 85th percentile and one overweight parent (BMI >27 kg/m2.

Condition Intervention
Overweight Behavioral: family based lifestyle and behavioral counseling Behavioral: counseling focused on the child

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Treating Overweight Youth: A Family Based Approach in Primary Care

Further study details as provided by Teresa Quattrin, University at Buffalo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent BMI overweight for child and parent [ Time Frame: baseline-6,12,18, 24 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in number of sugared drinks, high energy food and sedentary activities. Increase in fruit, vegetable and physical activity [ Time Frame: baseline, 6,12,18,24 ]

Enrollment: 105
Study Start Date: April 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention- Lifestyle family based
Behavioral family based
Behavioral: family based lifestyle and behavioral counseling
16 group meetings
Active Comparator: Information control
Child intervention only
Behavioral: counseling focused on the child
16 meetings


Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 2-5 year old with a BMI greater than the 85th% for age and sex
  • one overweight parent (BMI>27kg/m2)
  • child with normal developmental milestones
  • history of adherence to 90% of scheduled primary care visits
  • parent must be at 5th grade reading and speaking of English language or the spanish language
  • no plans on moving out of the area for the 2 years subsequent to enrollment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • child with a height 2 SD below the mean for age and sex and/or pathological growth velocity
  • SGA
  • any chronic disorders influencing energy intake and/or growth
  • any orthopedic disorder preventing the child or the parent from ambulation normally and performing the activity prescribed by the program
  • any medication known to have the potential of affecting weight changes
  • parent or child with psychiatric and/or eating disorder
  • participating mother who is pregnant or planning a pregnancy
  • parent being acquainted with the parent of a previously randomized study participant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01029834

United States, New York
WNY urban practices
Buffalo, New York, United States
WNY suburban practices
Willaimsville, New York, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
University at Buffalo
Principal Investigator: Teresa Quattrin, MD University at Buffalo/Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Teresa Quattrin, Chief, Division of Diabetes/Endocrinology, University at Buffalo Identifier: NCT01029834     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R01HD053773-01 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: December 9, 2009
Last Updated: December 4, 2014

Keywords provided by Teresa Quattrin, University at Buffalo:
BMI >85%for age and gender

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 21, 2017