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Diabetes Virtual Trek: Obesity and Diabetes Prevention Through Science Enrichment (DvtENERGY)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00542113
First Posted: October 10, 2007
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2014
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Collaborators:
Poudre School District, Fort Collins, CO
Montezuma-Cortez School District, Cortez, CO
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Colorado State University
  Purpose
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a school-to-home education program for it's ability to increase knowledge about, and ability to prevent type two diabetes in children and parents.

Condition Intervention
Type 2 Diabetes Obesity Behavioral: DvtProgram ENERGY Behavioral: DvtProgramENERGY

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Diabetes Virtual Trek Prevention: Obesity and Diabetes Prevention Through Science Enrichment

Further study details as provided by Colorado State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diabetes knowledge and prevention of parents of elementary school children [ Time Frame: one-three school year(s) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self-reported parental physical activity [ Time Frame: one -three school year(s) ]

Enrollment: 1703
Study Start Date: September 2001
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Parents of elementary school children in grades 2-6 participating in Program ENERGY -Intervention 1
Behavioral: DvtProgram ENERGY
6 - weekly or biweekly newsletters about diabetes and its prevention and family challenges sent home with children
Experimental: 2
Parents of elementary school children in grades 2-6 participating in Program ENERGY -Intervention 2
Behavioral: DvtProgram ENERGY
11 - weekly or biweekly newsletters about diabetes and its prevention and family challenges sent home with children
Sham Comparator: 3
Parents of elementary school children in grades 2-6 participating in Program ENERGY matched to the intervention groups
Behavioral: DvtProgramENERGY
Children participating in Program ENERGY but no newsletters or family challenges sent home to parents

Detailed Description:
The study involved pre and post testing of parent's knowledge and behaviors relating to the prevention of type two diabetes, before and after a school based intervention designed to encourage school to home communication. Parents/Guardians and children, grades 2-6, from schools with high Hispanic enrollment during the 2001-2005 school year were used for both comparison and intervention groups.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elementary school children in grade 2-6 in intervention or comparison classes/schools
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00542113


Locations
United States, Colorado
Montezuma-Cortez School District
Cortez, Colorado, United States, 81321
Putnam, Tavelli, Bennett and Dunn Elementary Schools
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States, 80524
Sponsors and Collaborators
Colorado State University
Poudre School District, Fort Collins, CO
Montezuma-Cortez School District, Cortez, CO
Investigators
Principal Investigator: L. Arthur Campfield, PhD Colorado State University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Colorado State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00542113     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H 00-301H R25 015646
R25RR015646 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R25RR020469 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: October 9, 2007
First Posted: October 10, 2007
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Keywords provided by Colorado State University:
Parental
Parents
Prevention
Energy balance
Glucose regulation
Healthy lifestyles
Healthy families
Active living

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Obesity
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms