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Project Fun: Parents And Youth Together

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01799759
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 27, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 25, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marquette University

Brief Summary:

The proposed study is a continuation of a randomized, controlled pilot effectiveness trial conducted in schools wherein the feasibility and completion of the trial by parents and children will now additionally be examined in after school and YMCA connected programs.

The intervention for this study is Project FUN and Project FUN with Parents. Project FUN is an 8 module online program for children in 4th through 8th grade. Project FUN with Parents is a 6 module online program for their parent.

Children and parents will be recruited through the afterschool and YMCA connected programs. Those agreeing to participate will be randomly assigned to a first intervention or second intervention session (waiting list control group). Surveys and measures will be collected for everyone pre-intervention, after the first session completion and after the second session completion to create a waiting list control group.

Hypothesis 1: Body composition and dietary fat of children who complete Project FUN and have a parent complete Project FUN with Parents will be lower on completion than children who only complete instruments.

Hypothesis 2: Fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity and fitness of children who complete Project FUN and have a parent complete Project FUN with Parents will be greater on completion than children who only complete instruments.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Childhood Obesity Behavioral: Online intervention Other: Completion of instruments only Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Addressing the epidemic of obesity is a national priority. Currently almost a third of children and two thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Obesity-related chronic health problems originating in childhood are often life-long. Overweight and obesity result from detrimental patterns of dietary intake and physical activity. These obesity-producing lifestyles are established in childhood and are often carried into adulthood, when they become more refractory to change. Research has demonstrated that programs involving parents and children in a family context have been the most effective in preventing and treating childhood obesity.

Research Question 1: How many parents and children agree to participate, complete data collection and complete at least 80% of the intervention? Research Question 2: What reasons are given by those not completing the protocol and what suggestions are offered by those who do complete the protocol? Research Question 3: What is the relationship of parent or child perceptions of authoritative parenting, child perceptions of family models and support for healthy eating, physical activity, or reduced sedentary time, and of parenting stress, self-efficacy, confidence, and eating behavior on child BMI? Research Question 4: Do parent or child perceptions of authoritative parenting, diet, physical activity, fitness or body composition; child perceptions of family models and support for healthy eating, physical activity, or reduced sedentary time; or parent perceptions of parenting stress, self-efficacy, confidence, and eating behavior change across the study time period? Research Question 5: Are there relationships between study completion and child or parent BMI, child or parent gender, parenting stress, self-efficacy, confidence, and eating behavior?

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 276 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Project Fun: Parents And Youth Together
Study Start Date : February 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Online intervention for parent and child
Children complete 8 online modules of Project FUN Parents complete 6 modules of Project FUN for Parents
Behavioral: Online intervention
Child online intervention is 8 modules based on the Health Promotion/Transtheoretical Model Parent online intervention is 6 modules based on enhancing authoritative parenting,support and role models for improved nutrition, physical activity and health child body mass percentile

Instruments only
The waiting list control group only completes instruments and body composition, fitness measures
Other: Completion of instruments only
Parent and child subejects in the waiting list control only complete surveys, body composition and fitness tests




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. child body mass percentile [ Time Frame: 6-12 weeks ]
    Child height and weight are measured and the body mass percentile calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention algorithm for adjustment by age and gender.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children in 4th through 8th grade and a parent(s)who can read and write English. Must be able to come to Marquette University or Milwaukee area YMCA for pre and post test data collection and to complete online modules.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01799759


Locations
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United States, Wisconsin
Marquette University College of Nursing
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53233
Sponsors and Collaborators
Marquette University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN Marquette University College of Nursing
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Responsible Party: Marquette University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01799759    
Other Study ID Numbers: HR-1625
First Posted: February 27, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 25, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Marquette University:
Body Mass Percentile
Authoritative parenting
Online interventions
Prevention
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pediatric Obesity
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight