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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2006 by University of Wollongong.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Newcastle University
University of Sydney
Illawarra Area Health Services
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University of Wollongong Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2005
Last updated: September 11, 2006
Last verified: September 2006
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 Intervention
Obesity Behavioral: Physical activity and diet

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by University of Wollongong:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 216
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2007
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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: NCT00107692

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
Principal Investigator: Tony D Okely, PhD, BEd University of Wollongong
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00107692     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NHMRC Project Grant 354101
Study First Received: April 6, 2005
Last Updated: September 11, 2006

Keywords provided by University of Wollongong:
Child Obesity
Physical activity
community intervention study
diet and nutrition

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 21, 2017