Intervention Study for Overweight and Obese Kindergarten Children
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01285063|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (We were not successful in raising money for this project)
First Posted : January 27, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Overweight Obesity Physical Fitness||Other: Multidisciplinary intervention: physical activity, dietary instructions and behavioral treatment.|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Combined Physical Activity and Diet Intervention for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Kindergarten Children|
|Study Start Date :||January 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 2014|
Experimental: physical activiy & nutrition
25 kindergarten children in the ages of 4-6 who defined as suffering from overweigh (BMI percentage 85-95) or obesity (above BMI percentage 95).
Non-generalization criteria: children who suffer from obesity due to organic disease or children who take medicine which may influence body weight (e.g., steroids) will be excluded from the research.
Other: Multidisciplinary intervention: physical activity, dietary instructions and behavioral treatment.
3 months intervention. Nutritious plan: includes 6 meetings of the child and his or her parents with a dietician from the center.
Physical activity: physical trainings of 60 minutes each will be held twice a week.
behavioral treatment: all the participants will take part it a 45 minutes meeting of movement therapy once a week. The goal of such meeting is to strengthen nutritious and physical activity habits and to assimilate positive change in the participants' lifestyle.
- reduction of the BMI percentage among the participants in comparison to the control group. [ Time Frame: every 2 weeks. ]height, weight, BMI and BMI percentage will be documented after each meeting with the dietitian.
- Improvement in the physical fitness of the participants in comparison to the control group. [ Time Frame: Day 1 and after 3 months. ]"Back and forth" running test for a 10m distance.
- Positive change in the knowledge and preferences of the participants in the fields of nutrition and physical activity in comparison to the control group. [ Time Frame: Day 1 and after 3 months. ]"Nutrition and physical activity knowledge and preferences" questionnaire. The questionnaire is an instrument to evaluate the knowledge and preferences of children in the ages of 4-8 in the fields of nutrition and physical activity.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01285063
|the sports and health center for children and youth at "Meir" medical center|
|Kfar Sava, Israel|
|Study Chair:||Tali Sinai, Dr||The hebrew university, Jerusalem|