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Movement Therapy and Childhood Obesity

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01555034
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 15, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

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.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Behavioral: movement therapy Other: exercise plus nutrition

Detailed Description:

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.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 26 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Movement Therapy on the Success in a Multidisciplinary Intervention for the Treatment of Childhood Obesity
Study Start Date : April 2012
Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Study Completion Date : April 2015

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: intervention plus therapy Behavioral: movement therapy
exercise, nutrition, movement therapy
Active Comparator: intervention no therapy
exercise and nutrition
Other: exercise plus nutrition
exercise, nutrition


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. weight, height and BMI [ Time Frame: 3 MONTHS ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight/obese children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child that do not want to take part in this study
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01555034


Locations
Israel
Meir Medical Center
Kfar-Saba, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dan Nemet, MD Meir Medical Center
More Information

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01555034     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 016111CTIL
First Posted: March 15, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 14, 2015
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
obesity
movement therapy
exercise
behaviour

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Pediatric Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms