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Kids FIRST: Family-based Intervention to Reduce Snacking and Screen Time in Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03993652
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
British Heart Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Natalie Pearson, Loughborough University

Brief Summary:
Kids FIRST was a 12-week, four arm, home- and school-based pilot randomised controlled trial to reduce screen-time and unhealthy snacking with assessments at pre- (baseline) and post-intervention. Four UK schools were randomised to control or one of three interventions - Group 1: targeting reductions in screen-time and unhealthy snacking (ST+Sn), Group 2: targeting reductions in screen-time only (ST), Group 3: targeting reductions in unhealthy snacking only (Sn). Intervention group parents received four online 'sessions' and four packages of resources which were tailored to each intervention group and focused on specific mediators of screen-time and/or unhealthy snacking. Children received four 30-minute lessons during school time, followed by homework activities/challenges. Children and parents reported their own screen-time behaviours, children reported their own snacking behaviours, and completed questionnaires on individual, behavioural, social and physical home environmental variables. Descriptive analyses were undertaken using principles of intention to treat.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sedentary Lifestyle Sedentary Behavior Diet Habit Behavioral: Kids FIRST Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Intervention Model Description: 4-arm intervention. 3 interventions that received the same model but tailored to behavioural target. control group received no treatment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Masking Description: schools were blinded to study arm
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Kids FIRST: Development and Feasibility of a Family-based Intervention to Reduce Snacking and Screen Time in Children
Actual Study Start Date : September 1, 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 1, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : September 1, 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Screen-time and Snacking
Aim: to reduce both screen-time and unhealthy snacking
Behavioral: Kids FIRST
family- and school-based intervention to reduce unhealthy screen-time and snacking

Experimental: Screen-time only
Aim: to reduce screen-time only
Behavioral: Kids FIRST
family- and school-based intervention to reduce unhealthy screen-time and snacking

Experimental: Snacking only
Aim: to reduce unhealthy snacking only
Behavioral: Kids FIRST
family- and school-based intervention to reduce unhealthy screen-time and snacking

No Intervention: Control
Control



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time spent engaged in screen-time [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    minutes per week engaged in sedentary screen-time

  2. Frequency of consumption of energy-dense snack foods, fruits and vegetables [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Daily frequency of consumption of energy-dense snack foods


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time parents spend engaged in screen-time [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    minutes per day that parents engaged in sedentary screen-time

  2. parent consumption of energy-dense snacks [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    Daily frequency of consumption of energy-dense snack foods



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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

The study targeted families with at least one 5-6 and/or 9-11 year old child.

Exclusion Criteria:

-

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Natalie Pearson, Senior Research Associate in Physical Activity and Public Health, Loughborough University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03993652    
Other Study ID Numbers: PG/12/70/29777
First Posted: June 21, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2019
Last Verified: June 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: Unsure

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