Movement Therapy and Childhood Obesity
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01555034|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 15, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2015
The Child health and Sports Center, Meir Medical Center, has an intervention program to treat obese children. The program includes physical activity, nutritional intervention and behavioral treatment.The emphasis given in the center to physical activity and sport enables a strong connection with movement therapy. Movement therapy allows obese children to face and cope with the psychological and emotional aspects of obesity.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the contribution of the movement therapy intervention to our program.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Obesity||Behavioral: movement therapy Other: exercise plus nutrition||Not Applicable|
Movement therapy is part of the multidisciplinary intervention. Weekly one hour long sessions are conducted under the guidance of a certified therapists.
The meeting includes physical movement aimed to address the emotional world of the obese child. Using games, structured exercises and verbal processing.
At the start and end of the evaluation the children will answer questionnaires to study:
- Behavioral questionnaires:emotional state: anxiety, depression, communication, self-esteem, quality of life and self-efficacy.
- Demographic questions . At the beginning and the end of the program a certified movement therapist will observe the children to estimate the change of emotional movement.weight, height and BMI are measured regularly in the center.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||26 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Movement Therapy on the Success in a Multidisciplinary Intervention for the Treatment of Childhood Obesity|
|Study Start Date :||April 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2015|
|Active Comparator: intervention plus therapy||
Behavioral: movement therapy
exercise, nutrition, movement therapy
Active Comparator: intervention no therapy
exercise and nutrition
Other: exercise plus nutrition
- Emotional/behavioral changes [ Time Frame: 3 MONTHS ]Change from Baseline in emotional and behavioral questioners at 3 months. The questioners: depression, anxiety, self-efficacy, self-esteem, attachment and quality of life.
- weight, height and BMI [ Time Frame: 3 MONTHS ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01555034
|Meir Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Dan Nemet, MD||Meir Medical Center|