The Activity School in Finnmark for Overweight Children

U

University Hospital of North Norway

Status

Completed

Conditions

Overweight
Obesity

Treatments

Behavioral: Individual intervention
Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling in groups

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00872807
2007/5.2006.3473 (REK)
15873 (NSD) (Other Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a life style counseling programme designed for overweight and obese children and their parents in groups compared to traditional individual counseling in the pediatric outpatient clinic and the community. The two interventions are both hospital and community based.

Full description

Randomized study design with two parallel groups.Active intervention in two years, last follow-up after 3 years.

Enrollment

97 patients

Sex

All

Ages

6 to 12 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Overweight or obese.
  • BMI > IOTF (International Obesity TaskForce) cut-points 27,5. kg/ m2.

Exclusion criteria

  • Diseases not compatible with normal physical activity.
  • Disorders not compatible with group treatment.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

97 participants in 2 patient groups

Group intervention
Experimental group
Description:
Lifestyle counseling (physical activity and dietary modification) in groups both at the hospital and in their own municipality. They meet a multidisciplinary team, receive organized physical activity in the municipality and are invited to a 3 days camp after 4-6 months.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling in groups
Behavioral: Individual intervention
Individual intervention
Active Comparator group
Description:
Lifestyle counseling for each separate family practiced by single health professionals both in hospital and municipality. A more conventional model.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Individual intervention

Trial contacts and locations

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