Ethnic Dance and Screen Time Reduction to Prevent Weight Gain in Latina Girls (ECHALE)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00476775
First received: May 18, 2007
Last updated: December 12, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

A randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of an after school ethnic dance program plus a culturally-tailored, home-based screen time reduction intervention to reduce weight gain (body mass index) among lower socioeconomic status, pre-adolescent Latina girls.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Overweight
Excessive Weight Gain
Behavioral: after school ethnic dance program - ballet folklorica
Behavioral: culturally-tailored, home-based screen time reduction
Behavioral: culturally-tailored health and nutrition education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Ethnic Dance and Screen Time Reduction to Prevent Weight Gain in Latina Girls

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: change over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • waist circumference [ Time Frame: over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • triceps skinfold thickness [ Time Frame: over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • systolic and diastolic resting blood pressures [ Time Frame: over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • resting heart rate [ Time Frame: over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • screen time [ Time Frame: over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • meals eaten with television [ Time Frame: over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • average dietary energy intake and percent of energy from fat [ Time Frame: over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • average daily total physical activity and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity [ Time Frame: over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • weight concerns [ Time Frame: over 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 233
Study Start Date: May 2007
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: After school ethnic dance and home-based screen time reduction
After school ethnic dance classes and home-based screen time reduction intervention
Behavioral: after school ethnic dance program - ballet folklorica Behavioral: culturally-tailored, home-based screen time reduction
Active Comparator: Health and Nutrition Education
Health and nutrition education active placebo control intervention
Behavioral: culturally-tailored health and nutrition education

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 9 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Defined as Latina or Hispanic by parent/guardian.
  • Attends one of the participating public elementary schools.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with a medical condition affecting growth.
  • Taking medications affecting growth.
  • A condition limiting participation in the interventions.
  • A condition limiting participation in the assessments.
  • Plan to move from the area within the next 24 months.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00476775

Locations
United States, California
Stanford Prevention Research Center
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas N Robinson, M.D., M.P.H. Stanford University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00476775     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01 DK073006, SPO 33483, R01DK073006
Study First Received: May 18, 2007
Last Updated: December 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Stanford University:
obesity
prevention
girls
Latina/Hispanic
Dance
television
screen time

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014