Latino Fathers Promoting Healthy Youth Behaviors
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03469752|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : March 19, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Diet Modification Physical Activity Parenting Adolescent Obesity||Behavioral: Parent education classes||Not Applicable|
The Latino Parents Promoting Healthy Youth Behavior Project aims to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention to prevent obesity among Latino youth (10-14 yrs) by engaging parents and their families in culturally and linguistically appropriate education. The goal of this project is to prevent overweight and obesity in Latino adolescents by increasing the frequency of positive paternal or maternal (or other caregiver) parenting practices related to the food and physical activity environment in the home (role modeling, availability, expectations, communication) which will improve weight status of children by improving energy balance related behaviors (EBRBs) - eating fruits and vegetables and limiting soft drink, sweets, salty snacks, and fast food consumption, limiting screen time and increasing physical activity).
Objective 1) To adapt, implement and evaluate efficacy of a curriculum specifically for Latino families, using Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) that incorporates parenting education to increase frequency of parenting practices (role modeling, availability, expectations, communication) to improve EBRBs and weight status of youth.
Objective 2) To evaluate the efficacy of Latino parent-focused education that combines enhancing parent engagement, building quality parent-child relationships, promoting healthy eating and physical activity, and engaging families with community resources for healthy foods on youth EBRBs and weight status.
Formative research and planning will be completed in Years 1-2 including focus group interviews and consultation with community partners and a Parent Advisory Board. An existing 8-session course curriculum will be adapted. The adapted curriculum will be pilot-tested with a small group of parents and children in a single group, pre-post design, and revised as needed.
In years 2 to 4, a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) will be conducted based on full implementation of the adapted curriculum by collaborating agencies with the support of U of MN Extension. Training will be designed and implemented among community partner and U of MN Extension staff who will be implementing the program at local sites.
The RCT will be implemented at two organizations in each of years 2, 3 and 4 in a staggered fashion. In year 5, data will be analyzed, reports developed, papers written and submitted for publication, and results will be reported back to community collaborators (organizations and individuals).
- Compared to a delayed-treatment control group at immediate post-course and 3 months post-course, statistically significant changes will be observed in the home food and physical activity environment and frequency of related paternal and maternal parenting practices (making fruits, vegetables, and opportunities for physical activity more available and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), sweets, salty snacks, fast food and opportunities for sedentary behaviors less available; role modeling of positive EBRBs, setting expectations and rules related to improvements in EBRBs, and increased frequency of parent-youth communication regarding youth EBRBs).
- Compared to a delayed-treatment control group at immediate post-course and 3 months post-course, youth in the treatment group will have statistically significant improvements in EBRBs including increased fruit and vegetable intake, increased physical activity, lower intake of SSBs, sweets, salty snacks and fast food, decreased screen time/sedentary time, and stable weight status.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||480 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||Randomized-controlled trial|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Latino Fathers Promoting Healthy Youth Behaviors|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 1, 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||March 1, 2020|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||February 28, 2021|
Experimental: Intervention group
8 weekly education sessions 2.5 hours
Behavioral: Parent education classes
8 weekly classes for fathers and youth (10-14 years) at community centers focused on improving parenting skills, youth energy balance related behaviors and weight status
No Intervention: Wait-list control group
No education sessions
- 3 24-hour diet recalls [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 months ]Dietary intake (fruits, vegetables, sweetened beverages, sweets and salty snacks, family meals)
- Physical activity [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 months ]Physical activity survey
- Parenting practice survey [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 months ]Frequency of role modeling, setting expectations, making opportunities for healthy choices available
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03469752
|United States, Minnesota|
|University of Minnesota||Recruiting|
|Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55108|
|Contact: Marla Reicks, PhD 612-624-4735 email@example.com|
|Contact: Alejandro Peralta Reyes, MPH 612-625-5781 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sub-Investigator: Ghaffar A Hurtado Choque, PhD|