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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01087346
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 16, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 9, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) )

March 13, 2010
March 16, 2010
October 9, 2018
March 4, 2010
July 26, 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
The number of calories selected for participant's index child in a virtual buffet food selection task [ Time Frame: 1 visit ]
The number of calories selected for participant's index child in a virtual buffet food selection task
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Parents Thoughts About Kids and Eating
Parents Thoughts About Kids and Eating

Summary:

  • A few studies have explored the effects of providing parents with health information about their children. However, more information is needed about the relationship between awareness of health information and changes in behavior. This study will investigate the impact of health information on choices that parents make about food for their children.
  • Mothers and fathers with a biological child between the ages of 3-7 years old may be eligible for this study. Participants are recruited from the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • In this study, before visiting the research center, participants will answer online questionnaires about their children's health and eating habits and their own health and eating habits.
  • At the research center, participants will use a virtual reality model of a buffet to make food choices for their children. Participants will be introduced to the computer-based virtual buffet scenario as a training session to prepare for using the buffet during the experimental context. While in the virtual environment, participants wear a virtual reality helmet that allows them to see the virtual buffet scenario.
  • After the training session, participants will watch an interactive computer presentation about a health topic.
  • Participants will then visit the virtual buffet scenario again for the formal session, and will choose a virtual lunch meal for their child as before.
  • At the end of their visit, participants will complete post-test questionnaires about their experiences during the experiment and other research-related information.
  • Participants will be asked to complete a follow-up questionnaire online a week after their visit
  • The total time for the study visit is approximately 90 minutes. The participants children will not be asked to take part in the study.

Eligibility:

- Men and Women at least 18 years of age who have a biological child between the ages of 3 and 7 who has no major diet-related health conditions, developmental delays, or disabilities. You may not take part in the study if you have a history of seizures and/or are pregnant.

Purpose

This study will investigate the impact of health information on choices that parents make about food for their children. Participants will use a virtual reality model of a buffet to make food choices.

Mothers and fathers with a biological child between the ages of 3-7 years old may be eligible for this study. Participants are recruited from the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Study participants will complete THREE sets of surveys and one task. Participants will complete a web-based survey before coming in for a study appointment. When participants arrive for their appointment, they will watch an interactive presentation on health information. Next, participants will interact in a virtual reality environment and will be asked to select virtual lunch for their child from a buffet. While in the virtual environment, a participant wears a head-mounted virtual reality headset that allows him/her to see elements of the environment. Participants will complete an additional computer-based survey. Finally, participants will be asked to complete an online questionnaire a week following their visit. The total time for the study visit is approximately 90 minutes. The participants children will not be asked to take part in the study.

Detailed Description

This study will investigate issues around the impact of health information on choices that parents make about food for their children. Participants will perform tasks that include completing computer-based surveys, watching an interactive computer-based presentation about health information, participating in a virtual reality model by selecting virtual lunch for their children from a buffet, and completing a computed-based exit survey. As part of the study, participants will wear a virtual reality helmet and be immersed in a buffet where they will select virtual lunch for their child.

For this study, we are only recruiting men and women that have a biological child between the ages of 3-7 years old. You may not take part in the study if you have a history of seizures and/or are pregnant.

Interventional
Not Applicable
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Overweight
Behavioral: Reading Information
Reading information about risk factors for obesity among children
  • Experimental: Genetic Information
    Information about genetic factors in child obesity risk
    Intervention: Behavioral: Reading Information
  • Active Comparator: Control
    Information about child health
    Intervention: Behavioral: Reading Information
  • Experimental: Family Environment Information
    Information about family environment factors in children's obesity risk
    Intervention: Behavioral: Reading Information
  • Experimental: Gene times Family Environment Information
    Information about interactions between genetic and family environment factors in children's obesity risk
    Intervention: Behavioral: Reading Information

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
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250
December 31, 2020
July 26, 2011   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA :

    1. having a biological child between the ages of 3 and 7 inclusive, who has no food allergies to buffet items (e.g., dairy, wheat, fruit) or diet-related health conditions, developmental delays, or disabilities that would severely limit food choices on the virtual buffet and who does not have a vegan or gluten-free diet
    2. having the ability to read and write in English;
    3. being able to come to the NIH Clinical Center for one visit.
    4. having another household member or another biological parent of their index child having participated in the study

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

  1. having a vestibular or seizure disorder;
  2. having a high propensity for motion sickness;
  3. known pregnancy; (4) uncorrected low vision or hearing;

(5) inability to complete tasks in the virtual environment;

(6) past or current history of eating disorder;

(7) NHGRI employees

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Yes
Contact: Haley E Yaremych (301) 443-0098 parents.take@nih.gov
Contact: Susan Persky, Ph.D. (301) 443-0098 perskys@mail.nih.gov
United States
 
 
NCT01087346
100076
10-HG-0076
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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) )
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
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Principal Investigator: Susan Persky, Ph.D. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
August 1, 2018

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