Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Boston, Massachusetts 02135


Purpose:

This study will evaluate the impact a behavioral intervention can have on BMI. The researchers anticipate the intervention group will experience a decrease in BMI of approximately five points. The intervention group will be compared to a control group. This is a long term, randomized, controlled study. The behavioral intervention is conducted during a four hour monthly session. The behavioral intervention includes: exercise, education on medical aspects and nutrition, and empowerment.


Study summary:

This is a long term randomized controlled trial, looking at the impact of a behavioral intervention on BMI,in participants ages 10-20 with a BMI > 85%. The intervention group will: - have baseline and follow up blood work (fasting insulin, glucose, lipid panel) - have baseline and follow up BMI, blood pressure measurements - see a dietician-minimum of three visits during study - attend monthly, four hour sessions. These sessions include: 1. registration-monitoring of choices of liquid intake using standardized models, monitoring of sedentary behaviors-hours watching television, computer, video games, monitoring of heart rate at baseline and after exercise, monitoring of METs (metabolic equivalents), motivational interviewing, monitoring of exercise abilities (endurance, agility, curl ups, balance, power) 2. one hour of exercise (including strength training) 3. educational lectures on nutrition and the medical aspects of obesity and Type 2 diabetes epidemic 4. projects/games 5. empowerment tools such as leading exercises and presenting food labels for discussion The control group will have: 1. baseline and follow up blood work (fasting insulin, glucose, lipid panel) 2. baseline and follow up BMI and blood pressure measurements 3. visits to dietician (minimum of three visits during study) 4. standard education on nutrition and exercise given during office visit with primary care doctor


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Ages 10-20 years - BMI>85% Exclusion Criteria: - Endocrine disorder - On psychotropic medications


NCT ID:

NCT00132132


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Shirley Gonzalez, MD
Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston, Inc.


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02135
United States



There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: December 16, 2017

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.


Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.