Talking About Weight With Families: An Innovative Educational Strategy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03664492|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 10, 2018
Last Update Posted : April 9, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Childhood Obesity||Other: Educational whiteboard video||Not Applicable|
Nearly one third of Canadian children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Eating disorders are the third most common chronic condition in adolescents. Although both of these issues are highly prevalent, parents who have children struggling with either underweight or overweight are concerned about how to approach those topics. Even though they are usually well-intended, their intervention may have a negative impact. Indeed, research has shown that parents who encourage their children to diet or discuss their own diet is associated with overweight or eating disorders in their children. Conversely, if parents focus on healthful eating behaviors, overweight adolescents are less likely to diet and to use unhealthy weight-control behaviors. In that context, in order to help children struggling with unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, the development of educational materials to promote healthy and helpful conversation about weight for parents is critically needed.
The investigators have designed a whiteboard video based on a weight-related communication scoping review and on the key messages identified in a focus groups conducted previously by our group (McPherson A et al. Talking with children and families about obesity and weight related topics: A scoping review of best practices. Obes Rev. ). They will evaluate the video using pre and post questionnaires directed on usability, content, quality (acceptability, engagement) and measuring the impact on perceived self-efficacy in regards to discussing weight. The investigators will also evaluate the impact of the video over time with a third questionnaire 4 to 6 months later. The pre questionnaire will include socio-demographic questions to enable us to provide sample characteristics. These data will be collected as they are known to have impact on the way weight is perceived. The investigators hypothesize that parents' perceived self-efficacy on raising weight issues with their children and answering their answers on that topic will improve after watching the video and will persist in time. While the use of educational videos with parents has been studied, this will be the first study examining videos to educate parents regarding weight-related communication.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||57 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||The recruited group of parent will answer a pre-questionnaire, then watch an educational video, then answer a post-questionnaire. If they agree, these parent will be asked to complete a third questionnaire (retention questionnaire) 4 to 6 months later.|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Talking About Weight With Families: An Innovative Educational Strategy|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 10, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 15, 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 15, 2019|
Educational Whiteboard video
All the interested participants contacting us will be provided an info email and an internet link via email to access the study through REDCap. Participants will be prompted to complete pre-questionnaire, followed by access to the video, with a prompt to complete the post questionnaire after. If they agree, they will receive 4 to 6 months later, a third questionnaire to complete. For those without access to the internet, we will offer to them view the video at the SickKids at their convenience.
Other: Educational whiteboard video
Participants will be prompted to complete pre-questionnaire, followed by access to the video, with a prompt to complete the post questionnaire after. If they agree, they will receive 4 to 6 months later, a third questionnaire to complete. For those without access to the internet, we will offer to them view the video at the SickKids at their convenience.
- Post Questionnaire - Parents (4-6 mo) Talking About Weight with Families: An Innovative Educational Strategy [ Time Frame: 4 - 6 months post education video ]Change in confidence level in their ability to raise the issue/talk about weight with their children using a scale from 0-100.
- Post Questionnaire - Parents (4-6 mo) Talking About Weight with Families: An Innovative Educational Strategy [ Time Frame: 4 - 6 months post education video ]Level of agreement in statements related to behaviour change post education using in a 5 point likert scale
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): NCT03664492
|The Hospital for Sick Children|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G1X8|