Starting Pediatric Obesity Prevention in Pregnancy

Starting Pediatric Obesity Prevention in Pregnancy


Patrocinador principal: Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Fuente Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Resumen breve

The purpose of this study is to examine whether we can use social networks to spread health information and health behaviors during pregnancy to prevent excessive gestational weight gain.

Descripción detallada

The long-term goal of this research is to prevent obesity-related adverse health outcomes for future generations by applying information emerging from social network studies to the development of new population-based behavioral interventions. There are a number of critical periods during fetal development that appear to influence the later development of obesity. Interventions that prevent insult to these critical windows from occurring could improve children's life course trajectories. This project sets the groundwork for examining whether social networks could explicitly be utilized to support women in gaining weight during pregnancy within their clinically recommended weight gain target.

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio January 2011
Fecha de Terminación April 2012
Fecha de finalización primaria June 2011
Fase N/A
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Gestational Weight Gain Duration of pregnancy
Resultado secundario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Social Network 2 times over 12 weeks (Week 6, Week 12)
Inscripción 147

Tipo de intervención: Behavioral

Nombre de intervención: Social network building intervention

Descripción: Group support and 12 weekly health education/skills building sessions during pregnancy

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Social network building intervention

Otro nombre: Madre Sana

Tipo de intervención: Behavioral

Nombre de intervención: Home visit

Descripción: Three home visits during pregnancy focused on providing education on infant injury prevention

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Home visit



Inclusion Criteria:

- any race/ethnicity

- speak Spanish or English

- ≥16 years

- >10 and <28 weeks pregnant

- in prenatal care

- anticipating remaining in Middle Tennessee for their full gestation

- willing to sign a medical information release form so that we can abstract weight measures from their obstetric and pediatric records

Exclusion Criteria:

- speak neither Spanish or English

- <16 years

- < 10 weeks or >28 weeks pregnant

- not in prenatal care

- anticipating leaving Middle Tennessee before full gestation

- unwilling to sign medical information release form

- current or past (within last 12 months) enrollment in another research program that targets weight, physical activity, nutrition

Género: Female

Edad mínima: 16 Years

Edad máxima: 99 Years

Voluntarios Saludables: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
Sabina B Gesell, PhD Principal Investigator Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Instalaciones: Coleman Regional Community Center- Parks & Rec Department
Ubicacion Paises

United States

Fecha de verificación

August 2018

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Sponsor

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

Etiqueta: Social network building intervention

Tipo: Experimental

Descripción: Healthy lifestyle intervention focused on building healthy lifestyle skills and reciprocal social ties between the intervention group members

Etiqueta: Home visit

Tipo: Active Comparator

Descripción: Home visits focused on preventable infant injuries

Datos del paciente Yes
Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Modelo de intervención: Parallel Assignment

Propósito primario: Prevention

Enmascaramiento: None (Open Label)