Predictors of Success in an Intervention Program for the Treatment of Childhood Obesity
The child health and sports center, at the Meir Medical Center, runs for over 10 years an intervention program to treat obese children. The program includes physical activity, nutritional intervention and behavioral treatment. A similar program exists in the nearby city of Hadera. The aim of the programs is to promote weight loss, encourage physical activity and modify behavior in order to get long term results. The aim of the present study is to try and identify the demographic and behavioral characteristics of children who succeed in the program.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Predictors of Success in a Multidisciplinary Intervention Program for Obese Children and Adolescence|
- Characteristics of the children who succeed in the program [ Time Frame: 6 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
We will use behavioral, emotional, physical, familial and demographic questionnaires to characterize the children taking part in the programs.
The questionnaires: self-efficacy, motivation, depression, parenting style, demographic, environmental.Anthropometric and fitness measurements are performed on a monthly basis .
|Study Start Date:||June 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: Intervention program
6 months intervention program to lose weight in obese children. Behavioral, emotional, physical, familial and demographic questioners will be fulfilled at the beginning and at the end of the program.
Other: Intervention program for obese children
The program includes physical activity, nutrition intervention and behavioral treatment and lasts for 6 months. The aim of the program is to promote weight loss and physical activity and to promote future healthy lifestyle.
Other Name: exercise, nutrition, behavioral
No Intervention: Untreated obese children
Behavioral, emotional, physical, familial and demographic questioners will be fulfilled twice in a 6 month program.
No Intervention: Normal weight children
Behavioral, emotional, physical, familial and demographic questioners will fulfill twice in the 6 month period.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01578863
|Meir Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Dan Nemet, MD||Meir Medical Center|