Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition obesity
Treatment new moves
Sponsor University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Collaborator National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Start date September 2005
End date June 2010
Trial size 480 participants
Trial identifier NCT00250497, DK63107 (completed), R01DK063107

Summary

The New Moves study will evaluate the impact of a school based program for inactive high school girls who are overweight or at risk for being overweight due to low levels of physical activity. The primary study hypothesis is that girls in the intervention schools will significantly decrease their percent body fat as compared to girls in the control schools. Secondary research hypotheses include that girls in the intervention condition will significantly increase their physical activity levels and improve the quality of their dietary intake.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
new moves
The New Moves intervention is an all girls physical education class that provides a supportive environment for girls of different shapes and sizes. Girls participate in noncompetitive physical activities. They also receive lessons on nutrition and social support. After the class is over, girls continue to receive intervention messages through weekly lunch meetings. Over the course of the intervention, girls meet individually with a personal coach. Targeted behaviors include: 1) aim to be physically active at least one hour each day, 2) limit television/video watching to no more than one hour a day, 3) eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day choose fruits and vegetables for snacks, 4) limit soda pop and other sweetened beverages; instead drink non-calorie beverages, 5) eat breakfast every day, 6) pay attention to portion size and your body's signs of hunger and fullness, 7) avoid unhealthy weight control practices, 8) focus on your positive traits.
(No Intervention)

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Percent body fat
time frame: One year

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Level of physical activity
time frame: One year
Quality of dietary intake
time frame: One year

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants from 14 years up to 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - High school girls - Low levels of physical activity - defined as being in precontemplation, contemplation, or preparation stages of change for physical activity with activity levels at, or below, 30 minutes per day/three days per week outside of school physical education class - Priority will be given to girls with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to the 75th percentile for age and gender Exclusion Criteria: - BMI less than the 25th percentile for age and gender

Additional Information

Official title New Moves: Obesity Prevention Among Adolescent Girls
Principal investigator Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Ph.D.
Description The purpose of the New Moves study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a school-based all girls alternative to regular physical education class for inactive high school girls. New Moves uses a large-scale community randomized controlled study involving girls from six intervention schools and six control schools. The New Moves class includes physical activity, nutritional guidance, and social support within a supportive, non-competitive environment. In addition the program includes individual counseling sessions. The primary research hypothesis is that girls in the intervention condition will significantly decrease their percent body fat as compared to girls in the control condition. Secondary research hypothesis to be tested are that girls in the intervention condition will significantly increase their level of physical activity and improve the quality of their dietary intake as compared to girls in the control condition. In addition a range of socioenvironmental, personal, and behavioral variables will be compared across conditions.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute.