Predictors of Success in an Intervention Program for the Treatment of Childhood Obesity

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified October 2013 by Meir Medical Center
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01578863
First received: March 15, 2012
Last updated: October 24, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
  Purpose

The child health and sports center, at the Meir Medical Center, runs for over 10 years an intervention program to treat obese children. The program includes physical activity, nutritional intervention and behavioral treatment. A similar program exists in the nearby city of Hadera. The aim of the programs is to promote weight loss, encourage physical activity and modify behavior in order to get long term results. The aim of the present study is to try and identify the demographic and behavioral characteristics of children who succeed in the program.


Condition Intervention
Childhood Obesity
Other: Intervention program for obese children

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Predictors of Success in a Multidisciplinary Intervention Program for Obese Children and Adolescence

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Characteristics of the children who succeed in the program [ Time Frame: 6 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    We will use behavioral, emotional, physical, familial and demographic questionnaires to characterize the children taking part in the programs.

    The questionnaires: self-efficacy, motivation, depression, parenting style, demographic, environmental.Anthropometric and fitness measurements are performed on a monthly basis .



Estimated Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Intervention program
6 months intervention program to lose weight in obese children. Behavioral, emotional, physical, familial and demographic questioners will be fulfilled at the beginning and at the end of the program.
Other: Intervention program for obese children
The program includes physical activity, nutrition intervention and behavioral treatment and lasts for 6 months. The aim of the program is to promote weight loss and physical activity and to promote future healthy lifestyle.
Other Name: exercise, nutrition, behavioral
No Intervention: Untreated obese children
Behavioral, emotional, physical, familial and demographic questioners will be fulfilled twice in a 6 month program.
No Intervention: Normal weight children
Behavioral, emotional, physical, familial and demographic questioners will fulfill twice in the 6 month period.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Obese / overweight children

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children that has an organic illness that cause obesity
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01578863

Contacts
Contact: Dan Nemet, MD 972-9-7471596 Dan.Nemet@clalit.org.il

Locations
Israel
Meir Medical Center Recruiting
Kfar-Saba, Israel
Contact: Michal Pantanowitz, MA    972-54-3077020    michalmirochnik@gmail.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dan Nemet, MD Meir Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01578863     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MeirMc009-12CTIL
Study First Received: March 15, 2012
Last Updated: October 24, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
Childhood obesity
Adolescence
Predictors
Success
Intervention program

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 16, 2014