Can a Brief Primary Care Intervention Affect Healthy Weight Habits

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Seth Scholer, Vanderbilt University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01533896
First received: February 10, 2012
Last updated: February 14, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

Parents should receive anticipatory guidance about obesity prevention as part of the routine well child visit. Educational resources are needed to help physicians routinely provide these important anticipatory guidance messages. In this study, consecutive parents will be exposed to routine anticipatory guidance messages before the well child visit with the physician. After the clinic visit, parents will be invited to participate in a research study to determine if they plan any changes at home. The key research question of this study is: Can a brief multimedia intervention help parents develop plans to help their children have a healthy weight?


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Behavioral: Grow Nicely

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Can a Brief Primary Care Intervention Affect Healthy Weight Habits

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Vanderbilt University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in healthy weight habits [ Time Frame: 2 -4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    At the time of the follow up phone call 2-4 weeks post-intervention, parents were asked: "Since the clinic visit have you made any changes to help your child either reach or maintain a healthy weight? "

    • Yes "If yes, what changes have you made?"


Enrollment: 221
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Parents and children in the control group received routine primary care during the well child visit.
Experimental: Grow Nicely
Grow Nicely multimedia program.
Behavioral: Grow Nicely
Grow Nicely is a multimedia educational tool, developed at Vanderbilt University that teaches why and how to help children reach and maintain a healthy weight.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English and Spanish speaking parents of 2-12 year old children presenting to the pediatric primary care clinic.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parent does not speak English or Spanish.
  • Child presenting for an acute care visit.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01533896

Locations
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University Pediatric Primary Care Clinic
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Seth Scholer, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01533896     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: grownicely
Study First Received: February 10, 2012
Last Updated: February 14, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Vanderbilt University:
Obesity prevention
Primary care
Education

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014