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Weight-reduction Intervention in Asthmatic Children With Overweight/Obesity

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 1, 2013
The Netherlands Asthma Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of a multifactorial intervention with weight reduction, behavioural therapy, and physical exercise on the severity and control of asthma in obese children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Asthma Overweight Obesity Behavioral: Multifaceted intervention Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 87 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Secondary Prevention of Asthma in Overweight/Obese Children by a Combined Dietary-behavioural-physical Activity Intervention
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Asthma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Multifaceted intervention
Multifaceted intervention:physical exercise, nutrition, and behavioural intervention.
Behavioral: Multifaceted intervention
multifaceted family-based, physical exercise, nutrition, and behavioural intervention study for 18 month, in children aged 6-16 years with asthma and overweight/obesity.
Other Name: MIKADO

No Intervention: Control
standard usual care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Forced Expiratory Volume in the first second (FEV1 %) predicted value [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Airway inflammation [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  2. Symptom-free days, exacerbations [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  3. Need for beta-2 agonists/anti-inflammatory medication [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  4. Weight, height, body mass index (BMI) [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  5. Levels of serum adipokines [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
  6. aerobic capacity [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    VO2max measured with an maximal ergometry test

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children aged 6-16 years
  • BMI in the overweight/obesity range according to data of Cole et al.
  • Asthma diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children with a normal weight according to data of Cole et al.
  • Children without any provable asthmatic complaints
  • Congenital malformations of the airways or other chronic lung diseases like cystic fibrosis (CF)
  • Mental retardation or syndromes
  • Heart disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00998413

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Maastricht University Medical Centre
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands, 6202 AZ
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands, 6202AZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
The Netherlands Asthma Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Edward Dompeling, PhD, MD Maastricht University Medical Centre
Study Chair: Kim van de Kant, MSc Maastricht University Medical Centre
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier: NCT00998413    
Other Study ID Numbers: MEC 09-2-088
NAF ( Other Grant/Funding Number: Dutch Asthma Foundation )
First Posted: October 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 1, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013
Keywords provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases