Lifestyle Intervention in Obese Children Attending Special Primary Education.
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00349232|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2006 by University College of Antwerp.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : July 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 10, 2006
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Overweight Obesity||Behavioral: lifestyle intervention (diet and physical activity)||Phase 1 Phase 2|
Lifestyle changes related to high-fat diets and low levels of physical activity have resulted in a rising prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. Ten per cent of the world’s school-aged children are estimated to have excess body fat. Overweight and obesity during childhood and adolescence tend to continue into adulthood, increasing the likelihood of a range of impaired health conditions including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and some cancers. School-based interventions have been proposed to prevent or treat obesity and have been described as a promising approach to reducing obesity among youth. First the extent and the characteristics of the problem have to be assessed for different types of education.
Comparison(s): the prevalence of overweight and obesity in special primary education will be compared to the prevalence in regular primary education. In special primary education, obese and overweight children will be randomised into a experimentel group (6 months of lifestyle intervention including diet and physical activity) and a control group (6 months normal treatment, if any, e.g. exercises for motor skills).
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Children Attending Special Primary Education and the Effect of a Lifestyle Intervention.|
|Study Start Date :||July 2006|
|Study Completion Date :||July 2007|
- Bodyweight after 3 and 6 months
- Bodycomposition after 3 and 6 months
- Bodyfat distribution after 3 and 6 months
- Eating behavior after 3 and 6 months
- Physical activity after 3 and 6 months
- Quality of life after 3 and 6 months
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|Contact: Dirk Vissers||00 32 3 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|MPI Zonnebos||Not yet recruiting|
|Antwerp, Belgium, 2970|
|Study Chair:||Steven Truijen, PhD||University College of Antwerp|
|Principal Investigator:||Luc Van Gaal, MD, PhD||Universiteit Antwerpen|
|Study Director:||Dirk Vissers||University College of Antwerp|