Role of Parenting Skills and Parenting Style in Pediatric Weight Loss Programs

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Brown University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kay Rhee, University of California, San Diego
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01004341
First received: October 20, 2009
Last updated: June 18, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

October 20, 2009
June 18, 2013
June 2009
May 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change in parenting skills and parenting style [ Time Frame: 0 and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01004341 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Change in child BMI z-score [ Time Frame: 0 and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Not Provided
Not Provided
 
Role of Parenting Skills and Parenting Style in Pediatric Weight Loss Programs
Role of Parenting Skills, Style and Family Functioning in Pediatric Weight Loss

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of different parenting skills and parenting styles in the success of children enrolled in a family-based behavioral weight control program and to compare these skills and styles to those used by families with normal weight children.

Pediatric overweight has nearly tripled in the past several decades and while family-based behavioral weight control programs are the mainstay of treatment, there is considerable variability in their outcomes. Parents play an important role in the success of their children, particularly by implementing new behavioral skills. However recent evidence has also suggested that parenting style, or the way a parent interacts with their child and provides emotional support and discipline, may be another key element in pediatric weight control. Our goal is to evaluate the role of specific parenting (behavioral) skills and parenting style in the success of children enrolled in a standard family-based behavioral weight control intervention. Our goal is to examine whether specific parenting (behavioral) skills and parenting style change during the intervention and whether or not this change is related to changes in the child's BMI z-score.

Interventional
Not Provided
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pediatric Obesity
Behavioral: Family-based behavioral weight control intervention
Standard behavioral weight control program for children ages 8-12 years old and their parents in a family-based intervention.
Family-based weight control
Group-based family therapy for weight loss in children age 8-12 years.
Intervention: Behavioral: Family-based behavioral weight control intervention
Rhee KE, Lumeng JC, Appugliese DP, Kaciroti N, Bradley RH. Parenting styles and overweight status in first grade. Pediatrics. 2006 Jun;117(6):2047-54.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
44
May 2012
May 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children between and including the ages of 8-12 years old
  • child BMI >= 85th percentile
  • parent willing to attend all treatment meetings
  • parent and child must be able to speak, read, and understand English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • a family member who is participating in another weight loss program
  • the child has any serious medical problem that would limit his/her participation in the study, for example, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiac disease, immune compromised state, chronic steroid use or other medication that impacts weight, developmental delays.
  • child with serious food allergies that would compromise adherence to dietary recommendations
  • any family member has a major psychiatric disease or organic brain syndrome
  • family is going to move outside the metropolitan area within the time frame of the study
Both
8 Years to 12 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT01004341
K23HD057299
No
Kay Rhee, University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • Brown University
Principal Investigator: Kyung E Rhee, MD, MSc University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego
June 2013

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP