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Pediatric Behavioral Informatics to Prevent Cancer (TIDE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01768533
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
The goal of this study is to do formative research which will lead ultimately to the development of a computer-based system called Tailored Information for Diet and Exercise or TIDE for short. TIDE will target energy balance behaviors to prevent the onset of obesity in children. The system will be used by physicians and parents/primary care givers in pediatric primary care practices with the aim of improving parent-pediatrician interactions related to counseling and anticipatory guidance on energy balance behaviors. The aim of this study is to develop a one-two page, paper-pencil proxy questionnaire that is used to query the parent of the child in the waiting room and assesses topic areas related to energy balance behaviors (EBB). The questionnaire will be referred to as the energy balance behaviors questionnaire (EBB-Q). This will require focus groups, cognitive testing of the questionnaire, and survey administration.

Condition or disease

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 305 participants
Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Pediatric Behavioral Informatics to Prevent Cancer
Study Start Date : September 2009
Primary Completion Date : August 2011
Study Completion Date : August 2011
Groups and Cohorts

A lifestyle survey was administered to primary-care givers or legal guardians who take their children 4-10 y/o to the pediatric well-child visits.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. sugar-sweetened beverages [ Time Frame: one time point (baseline only) ]
    Behavioral outcome measure of the amount of sugar-sweetened beverages consumed.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. BMI [ Time Frame: one time point (baseline only) ]
    weight status as defined by body mass index (BMI)

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Physical activity [ Time Frame: one time point (baseline only) ]
    amount of time spent in moderate or greater physical activity

  2. fruit and vegetables [ Time Frame: one time point (baseline only) ]
    amount of fruit servings and vegetable servings consumed per day.

  3. screen time [ Time Frame: one time point (baseline only) ]
    amount of time spent watching television or recreational videos or computers

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
General population of parents with children ages 4-10 years who reside in the Greater Boston area. Parents are defined as primary care givers or legal guardians who take primary responsibility for the child's health which includes attending the child's well-care visits.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • primary care givers or legal guardians of children 4-10 years of age who has attended the last two well-child visits with their child

Exclusion Criteria:

  • parent cares for a child who is on a special diet prescribed by pediatrician
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01768533

United States, Massachusetts
UMass Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02155
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Principal Investigator: Julie A Wright, PhD UMass Boston
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Julie Wright, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01768533     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5K07CA113643 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: January 15, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013

Keywords provided by Julie Wright, University of Massachusetts, Boston:
health behaviors