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Efficacy of a Clinic-based, Multi- Disciplinary, Pediatric Weight Management Program (REWARD Teens)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2015 by Connie Tompkins, PhD, University of Vermont.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Connie Tompkins, PhD, University of Vermont Identifier:
First received: May 15, 2013
Last updated: September 9, 2015
Last verified: September 2015

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. From 1980 to 2008, the prevalence of obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, increased from 5.0% to 18.1%.1 Although several pediatric weight management programs are available, access to these programs may not always be possible.

The proposed study will be an ongoing research program with approximately 40 children ages 12-18 years enrolled into the study over a year. All study participants will participate in a baseline evaluation which will include body composition measures, aerobic testing, as well as nutrition and physical activity questionnaires. Study participants will be assigned to the clinic-based group. The clinic- based group will participate in a 12-week multi-disciplinary weight management program. All study participants will then participate in a 12-week follow-up evaluation similar to the baseline visit. New participants will be enrolled every 12 weeks. Every 12 weeks, active participants (those that have completed a minimum of 12 weeks) will have the option to continue in the program or, discontinue their active participation in the program and enroll into the maintenance phase which will consist of measures only every 12 weeks.

The objective of the proposed study includes examining the efficacy of the clinic-based, multi-disciplinary, pediatric weight management program.

Condition Intervention
Body Weight Changes Behavioral: multidisciplinary, behavior modification

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of a Clinic-based, Multi- Disciplinary, Pediatric Weight Management Program

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Further study details as provided by Connie Tompkins, PhD, University of Vermont:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • weight loss [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    Body weight will be measured at baseline and at 12-weeks. Mean percentage weight change will be assessed following the 12-week intervention.

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: multidisciplinary, behavior modification Behavioral: multidisciplinary, behavior modification


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Phone screening
  • Approval to participate in a weight management program from the child's pediatrician
  • Children between the ages of 12 and 18 years
  • Children overweight (>85th-<95th BMI percentile) or obese (>95th BMI percentile)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children with evidence of significant cardiovascular disease or cardiac arrhythmias
  • Children with liver disease
  • Children on chronic use of medications including diuretics, steroids and adrenergic-stimulating agents
  • Children with emotional problems such as clinical depression or other diagnosed psychological condition and currently use prescription medication for psychological conditions
  • Children with evidence of family and/or medical neglect or physical, mental or sexual child abuse
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01857791

Contact: Connie Tompkins, PhD 8026563817

United States, Vermont
University of Vermont Recruiting
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05405
Contact: Connie Tompkins, PhD    802-656-3817   
Principal Investigator: Connie Tompkins, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Vermont
  More Information

Responsible Party: Connie Tompkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont Identifier: NCT01857791     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M11-083
Study First Received: May 15, 2013
Last Updated: September 9, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Body Weight Changes
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