Healthy Kids-Houston: A Community Childhood Obesity Intervention Program (HKH)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified February 2013 by Baylor College of Medicine
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
William Wong, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00994084
First received: October 13, 2009
Last updated: February 7, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
  Purpose

The collaborative study is to determine the effectiveness of an after-school community-based program to prevent obesity among minority children.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Behavioral: Healthy Kids-Houston program
Behavioral: Control

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Healthy Kids-Houston: An Integrated Community Program for the Prevention of Obesity Among Minority Children

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Baylor College of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body mass index [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Agility [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Muscular strength and endurance [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Self esteem [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Physical activity level [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Flexibility [ Time Frame: One school year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Lifestyle modification
This arm receives the intervention program that includes structured physical activities and nutrition and behavior lessons
Behavioral: Healthy Kids-Houston program
Children receive 90 minutes of after-school structured physical activities and 30 minutes of nutrition and behavior lessons twice a week during three 6-week sessions at the community centers. The 6-week sessions take place once in the fall, once in early spring and once in late spring.
Other Name: Healthy Kids-Houston curriculum
Placebo Comparator: Control
This arm receives no intervention
Behavioral: Control
Children do not receive the Healthy Kids-Houston behavior modification program but will participate in the regular after-school enrichment programs offered by the community centers.
Other Name: Control

Detailed Description:

Childhood obesity is a major health issue in the United States, particularly among minority children. An integrated after-school program that offers structured and fun physical activities with nutrition and behavior lessons in community centers operated by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department might prevent obesity among minority children who live in the neighborhood.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 13 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Live in close proximity of the community centers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical or physical conditions that prevent the child from participating in the physical activities
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00994084

Contacts
Contact: William W Wong, Ph.D. 713-798-7168 wwong@bcm.edu
Contact: Mercedes Alejandro 713-798-7007 mercedes@bcm.edu

Locations
United States, Texas
Houston Parks and Recreation Department Community Centers Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77023
Contact: Tina Ortiz    713-865-9384    tina.ortiz@cityofhouston.net   
Contact: Kenneth Allen    (713) 865-4518    kenneth.allen@cityofhouston.net   
Principal Investigator: Tina Ortiz         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
Investigators
Study Director: William W Wong, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: William Wong, Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00994084     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 26490-1, 2008-55215-18875
Study First Received: October 13, 2009
Last Updated: February 7, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Baylor College of Medicine:
Obesity
Minority children
Community intervention program
Lifestyle changes
Physical activities
Nutrition lessons
Behavior modification

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014