BOUNCE to Health: A Healthy Lifestyle Program

BOUNCE to Health: A Healthy Lifestyle Program

Sponsors

Lead sponsor: University of Houston

Collaborator: United Health Foundation

Source University of Houston
Brief Summary

The primary purpose of the BOUNCE study is to assess the effectiveness of a four-week family-based healthy lifestyle summer program in reducing adiposity indicators in Hispanic and African American girls and boys (ages 9-14 years old).

Detailed Description

The secondary aims of this study are to examine post-intervention changes in eating patterns, body image disturbances, unhealthy weight control practices, and fitness levels.

The investigators hypothesize that at the post-BOUNCE summer intervention, children will exhibit significant decreases in adiposity indicators (percent body fat and waist circumference), sweetened drinks and fried foods consumption, and an increase in physical fitness (aerobic capacity and minutes of moderated-vigorous physical activity) when compared to their baseline values after controlling for demographic, acculturation characteristics.

Overall Status Active, not recruiting
Start Date June 2016
Completion Date December 2022
Primary Completion Date August 2022
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Change in Percent Body Fat pre & post intervention at Week 4
Anthropometric Change in Abdominal Fat pre & post intervention at Week 4
Anthropometric Change in Hip Circumference pre & post intervention at Week 4
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Physical Activity pre & post intervention at Week 4
Sweetened Drinks pre & post intervention at Week 4
Fried Food Consumption pre & post intervention at Week 4
Enrollment 720
Condition
Intervention

Intervention type: Behavioral

Intervention name: Intervention

Arm group label: Intervention

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Both parental guardians (mother and father) and target child must be of Hispanic or African American descent

- Child must be between the ages of 9-14 years

- Child must be overweight/obese as defined by a body mass index percentile for age- gender specific between the 85th-100th percentile

- Child must have no physical disability or medical conditions that interfere with their participation in an exercise program

- Children must have no extensive diet restrictions that would hinder their participation in the BOUNCE nutrition component (e.g., unable to eat solid foods)

- All children will be required to submit evidence of a medical examination conducted by a health professional

- Parental guardians and child must be available to participate for the duration of the BOUNCE summer

Exclusion Criteria:

- Child and parental guardians are not Hispanic or African American

- Child is not between the ages of 9-14 years

- Child is underweight or normal weight (BMI < 85 percentile) or are morbidly obese (BMI > 100 percentile)

- Child or mother are pregnant or physically unable to participate

- Child has extensive diet restrictions that would hinder their participation in the BOUNCE nutrition component (e.g., unable to eat solid foods)

- Child does not have submitted evidence of a medical examination conducted by a health professional

Note: We will encourage both maternal and paternal guardians to participate in the measurements and interventions. However, if the paternal guardian refuses to participate or there is no father figure present in the family, maternal guardian-child pairs will be still eligible to participate in this study. If the children are of mixed race, but identify themselves as Hispanic or African American and at least one of their parents is either Hispanic or African American, they will be still eligible to participate.

Gender: All

Minimum age: 9 Years

Maximum age: 14 Years

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Norma Olvera, PhD Principal Investigator University of Houston
Location
facility University of Houston
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date

April 2019

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: University of Houston

Investigator full name: Norma Olvera

Investigator title: Principal Investigator

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 1
Arm Group

Arm group label: Intervention

Arm group type: Experimental

Description: Child participants will attend the healthy lifestyle summer program for 4 weeks, five days per week. The summer intervention will include daily one-hour nutrition education, one-hour behavioral counseling, and 3 one-hour exercise sessions. These physical activities include flexibility, games, traditional fitness, and dancing. Counseling and school psychology students, registered dietitian/nutrition educators, and fitness specialists will lead the respective sessions. Parental guardians will participate in a two-hour weekly parental sessions that involve: 1)nutrition education with cooking demonstrations of healthy recipes; 2)behavioral counseling to learn effective parenting strategies on how to support their child's healthy nutrition and exercise habits and goals; and 3)exercise sessions where parents will engage in different physical activities and will receive fitness tips on how to promote an active lifestyle for the entire family.

Acronym BOUNCE
Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Allocation: N/A

Intervention model: Single Group Assignment

Primary purpose: Prevention

Masking: None (Open Label)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov