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Reducing Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in High Risk Youth (HEALTH[e]TEEN)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Robin Whittemore, Yale University Identifier:
First received: March 20, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2012
History: No changes posted
Compare the effect of the HEALT[e]TEEN program and a HEALTH[e]TEEN plus coping skills training delivered to high school students on BMI, nutrition and physical activity behaviors, and self-efficacy over 6 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Type 2 Diabetes
Behavioral: HEALTH[e]TEEN
Behavioral: HEALTH[e]TEEN + CST
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A School-based Internet Obesity Prevention Program for Adolescents

Further study details as provided by Robin Whittemore, Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • BMI [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Dietary behavior [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Healthy eating

  • Sedentary behavior [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Computer, TV, video games

  • Physical activity [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Moderate to vigorous exercise

Enrollment: 384
Study Start Date: September 2009
Study Completion Date: August 2011
Primary Completion Date: June 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: HEALTH[e]TEEN
8 lessons over 6-8 weeks Education on healthy eating and physical activity Behavioral support for self-monitoring and goal setting
Behavioral: HEALTH[e]TEEN
8 lessons over 6-8 weeks
Active Comparator: HEALTH[e]TEEN + CST
12 lessons over 6-8 weeks Education on healthy eating and coping skills training Behavioral support for self-monitoring and goal setting
Behavioral: HEALTH[e]TEEN + CST
12 lessons over 6-8 weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Student enrolled in Health, Biology, or Public Health course

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cognitive ability unable to read or respond to questions in program
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01560676

United States, Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Principal Investigator: Robin Whittemore, PhD Yale University
Principal Investigator: Margaret Grey, DrPH Yale University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Robin Whittemore, Associate Professor, Yale University Identifier: NCT01560676     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1008007228
Study First Received: March 20, 2012
Last Updated: March 20, 2012

Keywords provided by Robin Whittemore, Yale University:
School based
Obesity Prevention Program

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
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