Family Eats:Cancer Prevention for Families

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2012 by Baylor College of Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Karen Cullen, Baylor College of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00983840
First received: July 30, 2009
Last updated: February 1, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

July 30, 2009
February 1, 2012
September 2009
October 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Diet (fruit, vegetables, sweetened beverages, fat and calories) [ Time Frame: baseline, post and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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BMI [ Time Frame: baseline, post and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Family Eats:Cancer Prevention for Families
Family Eats:Cancer Prevention for Families

Poor diets lead to weight problems, and may increase cancer risk. Cancers may develop over a long period of time, with some possibly initiating in childhood. Therefore, promoting healthy diets and preventing excess weight gain during childhood could be cancer protective. Families influence children's dietary behaviors by their actions and controlling the home food environment. The internet provides family access to interventions with the convenience of the home. An eight-session interactive web-based program promoting a healthy home food environment for African-American families with 9-12 year old daughters (Family Eats) was previously developed and tested. This study tests whether the Family Eats web program improves diet and weight outcomes among 320 African-American families with 8-12 year old children. This important study will pioneer a new channel for behavior change intervention with African-American families and holds the promise of reaching large numbers of children and their families, enabling all to adopt healthy eating behaviors and achieve energy balance and reduce cancer risks.

Although the burden of cancer is high among individuals of all ethnicities, ethnic differences in cancer incidence and mortality exist. African-Americans experience a higher incidence of certain cancers compared with the White population, with mortality rates at least 40% higher than other populations. Obesity, high fat, and low fruit (F) and vegetable (V) intakes increase cancer risks. Cancers may develop over a long period of time, with some possibly initiating in childhood; therefore, promoting FV and preventing excess weight gain during childhood could be cancer protective. Families influence children's dietary behaviors by direct modeling of dietary behaviors, parenting skills around food, and controlling the home food environment. However, few intervention studies have focused on family influences on dietary behaviors, particularly among ethnic minority groups which may differ in cultural and other aspects of family functioning. Unfortunately, low participation rates for community-based family interventions suggest that alternate intervention delivery systems be investigated. The internet provides family access within the convenience of the home. In a previous R21 application, the Principal Investigator developed an eight-session interactive web-based program promoting a healthy home food environment for African-American families with 9-12 year old daughters (Family Eats). Family Eats was evaluated for feasibility and changes in mediating variables were obtained. This proposal will test the efficacy of the Family Eats web program to improve FV and dietary fat behavior and weight outcomes among 320 AA families with 8-12 year old children. This important study will pioneer a new channel for behavior change intervention with African-American families and holds the promise of reaching large numbers of children and their families, enabling all to adopt healthy eating behaviors and achieve energy balance and reduce cancer risks.

Interventional
Not Provided
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Healthy
Other: Family Eats
8-session web-based program on healthy eating for African American families
  • Experimental: Family Eats
    8-session program on health eating
    Intervention: Other: Family Eats
  • Active Comparator: Family eats- plain
    Family eats without role model stories and goal setting
    Intervention: Other: Family Eats
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
640
October 2012
October 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • African -American families with 8-10 year old children
  • Home computer with dsl line

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parents or children who report a medically prescribed diet, identified through a pre-screening questionnaire, will be excluded because these mothers may have received prior dietary counseling and have increased motivation for making dietary changes.
Both
8 Years to 10 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00983840
124505-01A1, CA124505-01A1
Yes
Karen Cullen, Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Karen W Cullen, DrPH Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
February 2012

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