The Activity School in Finnmark
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy 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.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Lifestyle counseling versus traditional counseling
Childrens departement Finnmark Hospital, Norway
University Hospital of North Norway
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00872807
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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