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Feasibility of the Camp Power Up Program on Children's Body Weight and Quality of Life (CampPowerUp)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03235440
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 1, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
American Diabetes Association
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
American Council on Exercise
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Amanda Staiano, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate the effects of a one week weight management summer camp on children's weight, quality of life, mood and feelings, self-esteem, weight management efficacy, enjoyment of physical activity, and body image.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity, Childhood Weight Change, Body Quality of Life Behavioral: Kids N Fitness Program Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Obesity affects 17% of children and adolescents in the U.S. Children are entrenched in an obesogenic environment, often with little support in the home, school, or medical environment to make healthy choices. Obesity is increasingly common in underserved communities that lack access and resources for physical activity and healthy eating. Louisiana is a prime example of the need for effective obesity treatment, ranking 1st nationally for adult obesity and 4th for adolescent obesity with the highest obesity prevalence among African American adolescents. We urgently need evidence-based programs to help children and families change lifestyle behaviors, achieve clinically significant weight loss, and thereby reduce the prevalence of pediatric obesity.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force identifies behavioral treatment including dietary, physical activity, and behavioral counseling components as a viable option for pediatric obesity treatment, yet a key challenge is how to implement these programs to maximize access and participation. Summer (between school years) represents an opportunity for intensive intervention to change health behaviors and help children to lose weight. During the summer months, children gain weight at a more rapid pace and spend more time engaged in sedentary behavior compared to the school year.

The American Diabetes Association launched Camp Power Up as a summer week-long day camp for youth who are obese and/or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The camp will focus on wellness education, nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention. The purpose of the proposed study is to examine effects of Camp Power Up on children's weight status and their psycho-social health.


Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 39 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Examination of the Acceptance and Feasibility of Implementing the American Diabetes Association's Camp Power Up Program on Changes in Body Weight and Quality of Life Measures in Children
Actual Study Start Date : June 19, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 15, 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 1, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Body Weight

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Kids N Fitness
Participants will engage in a one-week weight-management summer camp consisting of different activities related to moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and healthy eating. MVPA will consist of modifiable games and activities using a variety of equipment familiar to children of this age, such as balls, hula-hoops, Frisbees, etc., in both competitive and cooperative formats that keep participants moving at all times, and emphasize a feeling of play as opposed to a feeling of exercise. Healthy eating activities are composed of varying classroom-style learning and practical application of knowledge to topics such as recommendations from the MyPlate.gov website, the different types of food groups, and caloric intake and portion sizes, among other various topics.
Behavioral: Kids N Fitness Program
Participants will engage in a one-week weight-management summer camp consisting of different activities related to moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and healthy eating. MVPA will consist of modifiable games and activities using a variety of equipment familiar to children of this age, such as balls, hula-hoops, Frisbees, etc., in both competitive and cooperative formats that keep participants moving at all times, and emphasize a feeling of play as opposed to a feeling of exercise. Healthy eating activities are composed of varying classroom-style learning and practical application of knowledge to topics such as recommendations from the MyPlate.gov website, the different types of food groups, and caloric intake and portion sizes, among other various topics.
Other Name: Kids N Fitness (KNF) Program




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Body Weight [ Time Frame: First day of camp, final day of camp (day 1 and day 5), and 1 month follow up. ]
    Weight measurement (kg) using a standard scale following the Pennington Biomedical Standard Operating Procedure for weight measurements.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Impact of Weight on Quality of Life (IWQOL): IWQOL-Kids [ Time Frame: First day and final day of camp (day 1 and day 5) ]
    a 27-item measure of weight-related quality of life

  2. Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory - PedsQL [ Time Frame: First day and final day of camp (day 1 and day 5) ]
    The PedsQL is a general health related quality of life self-report measure with :complementary scales for children (ages 6-14). The measure assesses availability, negative emotions, physical discomfort, positive activities, and physical, emotional, social, and school functioning, and provides a social psychosocial summary score as well as a total score.

  3. Weight Efficacy Lifestyle questionnaire (WEL) [ Time Frame: First day and final day of camp (day 1 and day 5) ]
    The WEL assesses self-reported eating habits and perceived self-efficacy in regards to eating and weight loss. The WEL consists of 20 items designed to measure five hypothetical dimensions of efficacy for weight management: availability, negative emotions, physical discomfort, positive activities, and social pressure.

  4. Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale (PACES) [ Time Frame: First day and final day of camp (day 1 and day 5) ]
    The PACES is a 16-item measure of enjoyment during physical activity.

  5. Body Image Assessment of Children (BIA-C): [ Time Frame: First day and final day of camp (day 1 and day 5) ]
    The BIA-C is a reliable and valid measure of body image in children aged 8-12.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 6 to 14 years
  • Enrolled in the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Camp Power Up

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03235440


Locations
United States, Louisiana
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70808
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
American Diabetes Association
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
American Council on Exercise
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Amanda E Staiano, Ph.D. Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Responsible Party: Amanda Staiano, Assistant Professor - Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03235440     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PBRC 2017-014
First Posted: August 1, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2018
Last Verified: August 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Body Weight Changes
Pediatric Obesity
Signs and Symptoms
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight