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Movement Therapy and Childhood Obesity

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 8, 2012
Last updated: April 13, 2015
Last verified: March 2014

March 8, 2012
April 13, 2015
April 2012
April 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Emotional/behavioral changes [ Time Frame: 3 MONTHS ]
Change from Baseline in emotional and behavioral questioners at 3 months. The questioners: depression, anxiety, self-efficacy, self-esteem, attachment and quality of life.
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01555034 on Archive Site
weight, height and BMI [ Time Frame: 3 MONTHS ]
Same as current
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Movement Therapy and Childhood Obesity
The Effect of Movement Therapy on the Success in a Multidisciplinary Intervention for the Treatment of Childhood Obesity

The Child health and Sports Center, Meir Medical Center, has an intervention program to treat obese children. The program includes physical activity, nutritional intervention and behavioral treatment.The emphasis given in the center to physical activity and sport enables a strong connection with movement therapy. Movement therapy allows obese children to face and cope with the psychological and emotional aspects of obesity.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the contribution of the movement therapy intervention to our program.

Movement therapy is part of the multidisciplinary intervention. Weekly one hour long sessions are conducted under the guidance of a certified therapists.

The meeting includes physical movement aimed to address the emotional world of the obese child. Using games, structured exercises and verbal processing.

At the start and end of the evaluation the children will answer questionnaires to study:

  1. Behavioral questionnaires:emotional state: anxiety, depression, communication, self-esteem, quality of life and self-efficacy.
  2. Demographic questions . At the beginning and the end of the program a certified movement therapist will observe the children to estimate the change of emotional movement.weight, height and BMI are measured regularly in the center.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Behavioral: movement therapy
    exercise, nutrition, movement therapy
  • Other: exercise plus nutrition
    exercise, nutrition
  • Active Comparator: intervention plus therapy
    Intervention: Behavioral: movement therapy
  • Active Comparator: intervention no therapy
    exercise and nutrition
    Intervention: Other: exercise plus nutrition
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
April 2015
April 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight/obese children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child that do not want to take part in this study
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
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Meir Medical Center
Meir Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Dan Nemet, MD Meir Medical Center
Meir Medical Center
March 2014

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