A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of a Self-regulation Program to Treat Pediatric Obesity (ROC)
The objective of this study is to pilot test, evaluate and compare the effects of Cue Reactivity and Sensitivity Training (CRST) and Children's Appetite Awareness Training (CAAT) in 48 children aged 8-12 years old. The central hypothesis is that CRST and CAAT will reduce eating in the absence of hunger in overweight children immediately following treatment and 6-months post treatment.
The primary aim of this proposed study is to evaluate the efficacy and compare the effectiveness of Cue Responsivity and Sensitivity Training (CRST) or Children's Appetite Awareness Training (CAAT) in decreasing eating in the absence of hunger (EAH) in overweight children. Following this first intervention, a second intervention to determine the efficacy of a combination program (combined CAAT & CRST) will be implemented.
The secondary aim of this study is to evaluate change in the following related measures for both children and adults who participated in CRST, CAAT, and the combination program: BMI for age, food intake, perceptions of control over eating, and self-efficacy in managing high-risk food situations.
|Obesity||Behavioral: CAAT: Appetite Awareness Behavioral: CRST: Volcravo Behavioral: Combined CAAT and CRST program Behavioral: Control group|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Self-Regulation Treatment for Pediatric Obesity|
- Change from baseline in the amount of calories consumed during the Eating in the Absence of Hunger assessment at 3 months [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months ]
- Change from baseline in BMI-for-age at 3 months. [ Time Frame: Baseline and 3 months ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Appetitie Awareness
Parents and kids assigned to this group with learn about appetite awareness and to appropriately respond to their "hunger meter."
Behavioral: CAAT: Appetite Awareness
Participants in this Children's Appetite Awareness Training (CAAT) group learn to get in touch with the internal cues of hunger - aka the "hunger meter" - and practice skills to get back in touch with these internal cues of true hunger and fullness. Sessions occur once a week for 8 weeks.
Experimental: Cue Reactivity and Sensitivity Training
Parents and kids in this group learn about how external cues can lead to overeating and how to better respond to these cues.
Behavioral: CRST: Volcravo
Participants in this Cue Reactivity and Sensitivity Training (CRST) group learn about how external cues can affect when and how much we eat (aka "volcravo - the craving volcano"). Over 8 weekly sessions, they practice skills to ride out the cravings external cues can cause.
Experimental: Combined CAAT/CRST
In this 14 week intervention combining Children's Appetite Awareness Training (CAAT) and Cue Reactivity and Sensitivity Training (CRST), parents and kids learn about both internal hunger cues and external cues that can cause one to overeat. Skills to learn the internal hunger cues and better responses to external cues are taught.
Behavioral: Combined CAAT and CRST program
Participants meet weekly for 14 weeks to learn about both Children's Appetite Awareness Training (CAAT) and Cue Reactivity and Sensitivity Training (CRST) - i.e. appetite awareness and external cues that affect food intake.
No Intervention: Control
Between baseline and the post-intervention data collection point, no intervention is given. Participants are given a take home binder of intervention materials at that second data collection point; they have the option of reviewing the material prior to the final follow-up data collection point.
Behavioral: Control group
Control group for the combined Children's Appetite Awareness Training (CAAT)/Cue Reactivity and Sensitivity Training (CRST)14-week program.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01442142
|United States, Minnesota|
|University of Minnesota|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55454|
|Principal Investigator:||Kerri Boutelle, PhD||University of Minnesota, now Univ of CA, San Diego|
|Principal Investigator:||Lisa J Harnack, DrPH||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute|
|Principal Investigator:||Carol Peterson, PhD||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute|