Health Behavior in School-Age Children: NEXT Longitudinal Study 2009-2013

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01031160
First received: December 11, 2009
Last updated: April 19, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

NEXT is a four-year longitudinal assessment of a representative sample of U.S. school children starting at grade 10 The goals of the U.S. NEXT longitudinal study include: to identify the trajectory of adolescent health status and health behaviors from mid-adolescent through the post high school year ;to examine individual predictors o f the on set of key adolescent risk behaviors and risk indicators during this period; to identify family, school, and social / environment factors that promote or sustain positive health behaviors and to identify transition points in health risk and risk behaviors and changes in family, school ,and social / environment precursors to the set transitions.

This study will collect reliable and valid data on health behaviors and their social and environmental contexts from students in a four-year longitudinal, nationally-representative

Probability sample of l0th-grade children in the U.S. Measures will be collected annually for four years beginning in the 2009-2010 school year. Hispanic and African American youth will be over sampled to provide better population estimates of these groups and to provide an adequate sample to examine racial/ ethnic differences in longitudinal predictors o f health, health behaviors and health behavior change. Self-reports of health status health behaviors and health attitudes will be collected by in-school and online surveys. Anthropometic data, genetic information, and neighborhood characteristics will be gathered on all participants as well. The study will also incorporate an Administrator Survey and other data files to obtain related information on school-level health programs and community-level on textual data to support NICHD and the Maternal and Child Health Branch of the Health Resources and Services Administration ( HRSA/NICHB) in program requirements that address supportive health environments for adolescents. In. addition, a representative sub sample of overweight and normal weight adolescents will be identified: additional data on behavioral risk factors and biological markers and risk factors will be gathered on these adolescents.


Condition
Minors
Obesity
Substance Abuse
Violence
Mental Health

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Health Behavior in School-Age Children: NEXT Longitudinal Study 2009-2013

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 9400
Study Start Date: September 2009
Detailed Description:

NEXT is a four-year longitudinal assessment of a representative sample of U.S. school children starting at grade 10 The goals of the U.S. NEXT longitudinal study include: to identify the trajectory of adolescent health status and health behaviors from mid-adolescent through the post high school year ;to examine individual predictors o f the on set of key adolescent risk behaviors and risk indicators during this period; to identify family, school, and social / environment factors that promote or sustain positive health behaviors and to identify transition points in health risk and risk behaviors and changes in family, school ,and social / environment precursors to the set transitions.

This study will collect reliable and valid data on health behaviors and their social and environmental contexts from students in a four-year longitudinal, nationally-representative probability sample of l0th-grade children in the U.S. Measures will be collected annually for four years beginning in the 2009-2010 school year. African American youth will be over sampled to provide better population estimates of these groups and to provide an adequate sample to examine racial/ ethnic differences in longitudinal predictors o f health, health behaviors and health behavior change. Hispanic yout will not require oversampling because they currently represent a sufficient proportion of the population of adolescents to provide an adequate sample to examine racial/ethnic differences. Self-reports of health status health behaviors and health attitudes will be collected by in-school and online surveys. Anthropometic data, genetic information, and neighborhood characteristics will be gathered on all participants as well. The study will also incorporate an Administrator Survey and other data files to obtain related information on school-level health programs and community-level on textual data to support NICHD and the Maternal and Child Health Branch of the Health Resources and Services Administration ( HRSA/NICHB) in program requirements that address supportive health environments for adolescents. In addition, a representative sub sample of overweight and normal weight adolescents will be identified: additional data on behavioral risk factors and biological markers and risk factors will be gathered on these adolescents.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 22 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Survey Inclusion Criteria

-Students are included in the survey if they are attending 10th grade in public or private schools in the U.S., can read and understand English, and they and their parents have completed informed consent/assent to participate in the study.

Home Visit Inclusion Criteria

-Children are included in the home visit if they have met the criteria for and have completed the in-school survey and the in-school assessments of height and weight and they and their parents have completed the in-home study consent and assent forms.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

Survey Exclusion Criteria

Children are excluded from participating in the survey for any of the following:

  • No informed consent from parent(s)
  • No informed assent/consent from the child or
  • Developmental limitations that affect the child's ability to understand or provide age appropriate responses to the questions posed.

Home Visit Exclusion Criteria

  • Children are excluded from participating in the home visit for any of the following:
  • No informed consent from parent(s),
  • No informed assent from the child,
  • Developmental limitations that affect the child s ability to understand or provide age appropriate responses to the questions posed, or
  • A blood condition that increases the risk of bleeding.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01031160

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), 9000 Rockville
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bruce Simons-Morton, M.D. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01031160     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 999909231, 09-CH-N231
Study First Received: December 11, 2009
Last Updated: April 19, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Adolescence
Obesity
Substance Abuse
Etiology
Social and Environmental Contexts
Health Behaviors

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014