Enhancing the Amount of Physical Activity Carried Out by Overweight Children at Leisure Time
The purpose of this study is to examine if internet supervised by pedometer will contribute to enhance the amount of physical activity at leisure time by obese children.
The investigators hypothesize that using pedometer will increase the amount of physical activity done by obese children in the afternoon and will improve the likelihood of success in the intervention program.
|Obesity||Behavioral: Pedometer with supervision Behavioral: Pedometer without supervision|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Enhancing the Amount of Physical Activity Carried Out by Overweight Children at Leisure Time|
- Decline in BMI percentiles [ Time Frame: 3 months ]BMI percentiles will be calculated at the beginning and in the end of the study
- Aerobic fitness [ Time Frame: 3 months intervention ]15 minutes of running or walking test
|Study Start Date:||May 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Pedometer with supervision
Participants will get pedometers to evaluate their daily PA. The sport center stuff will review the child weekly reports, guide the child, encourage him and supervise that the recommended PA level is achieved.
Behavioral: Pedometer with supervision
Other Name: exercise + diet + pedometer
Active Comparator: Pedometer without supervision
Participants will get pedometers to evaluate their daily PA. The sport center stuff won't give any recommendation or supervision for PA level.
Behavioral: Pedometer without supervision
Other Name: exercise + diet + closed pedometer
No Intervention: Control group
Overweight & obese children not participating in an intervention.
Childhood overweight & obesity is the most common chronic disease in the western society. The prevalence of childhood obesity in Israel is among the highest in Europe. Recent data suggest that the recommended treatment for childhood obesity should be intense, multi-disciplinary intervention, including dietary, behavioral and physical activity components. Such a program exists at the Meir Medical Center in Israel for a few years with promising results.
The program includes: physical activity(PA)exercise (twice a week/1h), dietary guidance, medical supervision and behavioral intervention. The participants are asked to enhance PA at their leisure time, and to report to their coaches. Yet, the amount of time they actually exercise is not controled by us.
This study will include 3 groups of overweight& obese children:
- Intervention with pedometers and supervision.
- Intervention with pedometer without supervision.
- Control. Obese and overweight children not taking part in a treatment program.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01534091
|Meir Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Dan Nemet, Prof. MD||Meir Medical Center|