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The BONES Project: Building Healthy Bones in Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00065247
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2003 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 22, 2003
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE July 18, 2003
First Posted Date  ICMJE July 22, 2003
Last Update Posted Date June 24, 2005
Study Start Date  ICMJE June 1999
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE The BONES Project: Building Healthy Bones in Children
Official Title  ICMJE Beat Osteoporosis: Nourish and Exercise Skeletons (BONES)
Brief Summary The Beat Osteoporosis: Nourish and Exercise Skeletons (BONES) Project is an after-school program that includes weight loading physical activity, nutrition and bone health education, and calcium-rich snacks. The program is designed to improve bone health in early elementary school children.
Detailed Description

Osteoporosis is a serious public health concern expected to threaten 52 million Americans by the year 2010. This debilitating disease comes at an annual cost of $17 billion. By optimizing bone development during the growing years, individuals can lower their risk of osteoporosis by building an adequate reserve of bone. This study will implement and evaluate an after-school program with exercise, education, and diet components designed to improve bone quality and muscle strength in early elementary school children.

First and second grade children from 84 after school programs in 33 diverse communities throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be enrolled in the study. After-school programs will be randomized to either the BONES Project, to the BONES Project plus a parent/caregiver component, or to a no-intervention control group. The BONES curriculum will be implemented 4 days per week over a 20- to 25-week period; each after-school program will implement the program for 2 years. Participants will be followed for an additional year, assuming they remain in the after-school program or do not withdraw for some other reason. All parents will be asked to complete a Child Medical History survey and a Parent Health Survey at baseline, during the 2-year intervention, and at the end of the follow-up year. Parents in the BONES Project plus parent/caregiver component will receive a newsletter and worksheet 5 times per year.

Participants will be assessed by quantitative ultrasound, height, weight, and body composition measurements, muscular strength, self competence, physical activity level, food knowledge and preference, calcium intake, perceived parental support, and sleep habits.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition  ICMJE Osteoporosis
Intervention  ICMJE Behavioral: Beat Osteoporosis: Nourish and Exercise Skeletons (BONES) Project
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Economos CD, Hennessy E, Chui K, Dwyer J, Marcotte L, Must A, Naumova EN, Goldberg J. Beat osteoporosis - nourish and exercise skeletons (BONES): a group randomized controlled trial in children. BMC Pediatr. 2020 Feb 21;20(1):83. doi: 10.1186/s12887-020-1964-y.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Unknown status
Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: June¬†23,¬†2005)
1500
Original Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Study Completion Date  ICMJE May 2004
Primary Completion Date Not Provided
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria

  • Enrolled in participating after-school program
  • Live in Massachusetts or Rhode Island
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 6 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00065247
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE R01HD037752( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Not Provided
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Not Provided
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Christina D. Economos, PhD Tufts University
PRS Account Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Verification Date June 2003

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