This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition childhood obesity
Treatment family & community recreation center intervention
Sponsor San Diego State University
Collaborator National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Start date October 2006
End date August 2010
Trial size 541 participants
Trial identifier NCT00381069, DK72994, R01DK072994


The purpose of this study is to design, implement, and evaluate a recreation site-based obesity prevention & control intervention for 7-9 year old children and their families by targeting physical activity and dietary behaviors.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention

Primary Outcomes

BMI (height & weight) at baseline, 1 year of intervention, and post intervention
time frame: February 2010-August 2010

Secondary Outcomes

Child physical activity measured by wearing the ActiGraph accelerometer in a subsample of 1/3 of participants from each center
time frame: February 2010-August 2010
Questionnaire to assess Parent-reported nutrition and eating behaviors,rules about physical activity & nutrition in the home, and physical activity & sedentary behavior at baseline, 2 years, 3 years.
time frame: February 2010-August 2010

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 5 years up to 10 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Primary residence within 3 miles of recreation center - Children ages 5-8 at baseline - Commit to participate in study for 3 1/2 years - Participating parent must be a legal guardian of the child - Parent and child must be able to speak and read English or Spanish - Willing to be randomly assigned to control or intervention Exclusion Criteria: - Child has a medical/health/psychological condition or is taking a medication that may impact the child's physical activity, diet or weight to confound BMI - Parent or child is unable to read and speak English or Spanish - Family plans to move during the next 3 1/2 years

Additional Information

Official title Obesity Prevention and Control in Community Recreation Centers
Principal investigator John P Elder, PhD, MPH
Description The primary aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-level intervention to prevent the onset of overweight and obesity in 7-9 year old children. The recreation center site intervention emphasizes changes in quantity and quality of physical activity and nutrition-related offerings within the centers. The home site intervention targets the home environment and household rule setting delivered via Family Health Coaches and tailored to the needs of the family. Five hundred forty one (541) families were recruited to participate in this project. Participants were selected in part based on residence in proximity to participating recreation centers. Eighteen (18) families living up to 3 miles from each of the 30 recreation centers involved in the project were be recruited to participate. For each family, one child was recruited between the ages of 5 and 8 years old and this child's primary caregiver was enrolled in the study. The study's primary outcome is Body Mass Index (kg/m2). Comparisons: Control vs. Intervention
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by San Diego State University.