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Can a Physical Activity Skill Development and Parent-Centered Dietary Intervention Help Combat Child Obesity?

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00107692
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2006 by University of Wollongong.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 13, 2006
Newcastle University
University of Sydney
Illawarra Area Health Services
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University of Wollongong

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study, and its original contribution to research, is to determine the impact of a physical activity skill development and parent centered family weight management program on the weight, cardiovascular health, physical activity, dietary intake and sedentary behaviors of overweight and obese children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Behavioral: Physical activity and diet Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 216 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of a Weight Management Program for Overweight and Obese Children: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : March 2005
Study Completion Date : October 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Health Checkup

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate and compare in overweight children the effectiveness of the following interventions: a parent-centered dietary modification program
  2. a physical activity skill development program
  3. and a parent-centered dietary modification + physical activity skill development program.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   66 Months to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight and obese children with the Wollongong and Newcastle regions, aged between 5.5 and 9
  • BMI within specified range
  • Otherwise healthy children
  • Not on any medications that may influence obesity
  • One parent able to attend all required sessions
  • Pre-pubertal
  • No sibling enrolled

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children with BMI outside the specified range
  • Children on medication that may influence obesity
  • Children that have conditions that may influence obesity

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00107692

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Australia, New South Wales
University of Newcastle
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2308
Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 2522
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wollongong
Newcastle University
University of Sydney
Illawarra Area Health Services
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Principal Investigator: Tony D Okely, PhD, BEd University of Wollongong
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Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00107692    
Other Study ID Numbers: NHMRC Project Grant 354101
First Posted: April 7, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 13, 2006
Last Verified: September 2006
Keywords provided by University of Wollongong:
Child Obesity
Physical activity
community intervention study
diet and nutrition
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight