Obesity Prevention in Schoolchildren (CRECES)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02104973|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2014 by Coordinación de Investigación en Salud, Mexico.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 7, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2014
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Overweight Obesity||Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling||Not Applicable|
In Mexico, obesity is becoming the most public health problem. The increase in body mass is associated with the changes in the alimentary environment, resources for physical activity in a context of poor health literacy of the population and low efficacy of the health system. Schools, as social settings, are a opportunity for obesity prevention.
The study includes three phases: 1) evaluation of training, in which the psychological context in which obesity is generated is evaluated. The evaluation will be performed by collection of qualitative and quantitative information, 2) design a strategy from the information obtained. The intervention will include working sessions with teachers, parents and children, establishment of schools in window counseling in nutrition and physical activity and the secretion of a website to not communicate with the public and Provide information, 3) evaluation of the strategy in a community trial with two groups of schools, one intervention and one control.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||400 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Design and Evaluation of a Strategy to Prevent Overweight and Obesity in Schoolchildren in Mexico City|
|Study Start Date :||January 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 2015|
Experimental: Lifestyle counseling
After obtaining the approval of schools and parents, will be established in schools, units in which individual attention is given to children, parents and teachers that request: the advice is aimed at training users on healthy diet and constant physical activity. Workshops with children, in which selected topics will be discussed based on the analysis of depth interviews with children, parents and teachers, and information on habits and resources gathered through questionnaires will be conducted. The intervention included the provision of information and feedback with the population through a website. The work will include participation in the selection of foods sold in schools.
Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling
We will intent to modify the diet of the children. The intervention is designed to promote the increase the intake of fruits and vegetables and to reduce the high density foods consumption.
No Intervention: Control
- Body mass index [ Time Frame: 0, 12 months ]We will evaluate the change in body mass index
- Change in vegetal and fruit consumption [ Time Frame: 0, 12 months ]We will evaluate the change in frequency of consumption of diverse fruits and vegetables
- Adiposity [ Time Frame: 0, 12 months ]We will evaluate the change in percent of fat mass
- Physical activity [ Time Frame: 0, 12 months ]We will evaluate the change in the frequency and kinf of physical activity
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02104973
|Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social|
|Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 06720|
|Principal Investigator:||Marco A González, Master||Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social|