Examination of a Treatment Program for Overweight Children, Adolescents, and Their Families

Effectiveness of a Treatment Program for Pediatric Obesity


Patrocinador principal: University of Kansas

Fuente University of Kansas
Resumen breve

The current study examined the effectiveness of a behaviorally-based group intervention for overweight children and their families. The target intervention was compared to an enhanced standard of care treatment. The impact of both treatment programs on numerous outcomes was explored.

Descripción detallada

The primary objective of the present investigation was to determine the effectiveness of an empirically supported intervention for pediatric overweight in two outpatient clinical settings. A number of previous randomized clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of behaviorally-based group interventions for overweight children and their families. As called for by Kazdin and Weisz (1998) and Chambless and Hollon (1998) the proposed investigation was designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of such a treatment in a clinical setting, and to examine the effects of the intervention on children's quality of life (QOL). Because the clinical impact of empirically supported interventions is mitigated by economic and consumer variables, a secondary aim of the proposed investigation was to examine (1) the cost-effectiveness of an outpatient group intervention for pediatric obesity, and (2) the consumer satisfaction with the proposed intervention. Finally, an additional exploratory aim was to examine predictors of adherence to treatment for the intervention.

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio July 2006
Fecha de Terminación May 2010
Fecha de finalización primaria December 2009
Fase N/A
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
BMI Percentile Change Treatment completion, 1 year follow up
Resultado secundario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Quality of Life - The PedsQL™ (version 4.0;Varni et al., 2001) treatment completion, one year follow up
Child Psychosocial Adjustment -- the Behavioral Assessment System for Children- Parent report form (BASC-PRF) and the BASC-Child Self Report (BASC-CSR; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2002) Treatment completion, one year follow up
Cost-effectiveness Treatment completion, one year follow up
Consumer Satisfaction Treatment completion
Inscripción 93

Tipo de intervención: Behavioral

Nombre de intervención: Positively Fit

Descripción: 12-week group intervention for children with obesity and their parents/caregivers

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Positively Fit

Tipo de intervención: Other

Nombre de intervención: Brief Family Intervention (Primarily education)

Descripción: 3 hours of contact with registered dietician for education and nutritional counseling.

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Brief Family Intervention (Primarily education)



Inclusion Criteria:

- Child between ages 7 and 17 (inclusive)

- Child BMI at or above the 85th percentile based on norms provided for age and gender

- Child's parent/guardian provides informed consent for treatment of the child as well as consent for study participation

- Child's parent/caregiver is willing to participate with the child in the program

Exclusion Criteria:

- Presence of serious mental illnesses or significant developmental delay that would reasonably predict altered ability to adhere to the treatment protocol

- Current physical illness or hospitalization of the child that would interfere with group attendance or protocol adherence

Género: All

Edad mínima: 7 Years

Edad máxima: 17 Years

Voluntarios Saludables: No

Oficial general
University of Kansas Medical Center | Kansas City, Kansas, 66160, United States
University of Kansas | Lawrence, Kansas, 66045, United States
Ubicacion Paises

United States

Fecha de verificación

November 2012

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Sponsor

Palabras clave
Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Número de brazos 2
Grupo de brazo

Etiqueta: Brief Family Intervention (Primarily education)

Tipo: Active Comparator

Descripción: Behaviorally based family group intervention using standard education and nutrition counseling. Three hours of client contact

Etiqueta: Positively Fit

Tipo: Experimental

Descripción: 12 week (90 minute per session) behavioral group intervention for children and their parents. Children and parent attend parallel group with identical (but developmentally appropriate) information presented.

Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Modelo de intervención: Parallel Assignment

Propósito primario: Treatment

Enmascaramiento: None (Open Label)

Fuente: ClinicalTrials.gov