The Effect of ObeseGO! Towards Adolescent Obesity

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 10, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre

Brief Summary:
Adolescents nowadays is having most of their times other than school hours spending on screen by playing games, watching the movies and surfing the internet. Thus, it was suggested that Internet-based interventions have the potential for establishing healthy dietary style and physical activity that may persist in adulthood and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Preventing adolescent obesity requires an attitude of willingness by adolescents to implement healthy behaviors. By providing the health related activities in website, it would help the adolescents to spend time on screen by having something which can benefit them and improve their knowledge and attitudes.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Adolescent Behavioral Change Behavioral: ObeseGO! Behavioral: Pamphlets material Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This study done in improving the health promotion in Malaysia. It will be an evidenced in creating the most effective way in creating the awareness among adolescent. By having an effective health promotion it will help in reducing the prevalence of obesity and improving health among adolescents hence will reducing the comorbidities among adulthood.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 47 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Internet Based Intervention (OBESEGO!) Towards Obesity Among Adolescents
Study Start Date : July 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
ObeseGO!-web-based intervention
Behavioral: ObeseGO!
The intervention group were received the obeseGO! intervention which is an internet-based intervention. The participants and the parents who are randomly chosen to enroll in this intervention group were provided with the ObeseGO! website. The website was accessed at The website consists of various informations on healthy lifestyle, diet and ways to overcome obesity.

Given pamphlets education mainly on diet and physical activity
Behavioral: Pamphlets material
The control group will be given pamphlets material on diet and physical activity.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body mass index [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    reduce of BMI

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Waist Circumference [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. Body fat percentage [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students aged of 16 years old (adolescents) in secondary school in Kuala Lumpur who have BMI of more than 25 kg/m2, have one guardian or parent who willing to join the study and having access to internet at home were then selected to join this study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • those who are having existing medical condition and having weight loss more than 2 kg in last two months

Responsible Party: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre Identifier: NCT02360553     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: azmawati
First Posted: February 10, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 30, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Problem Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms