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Behavioral Rx & Nutrition in Pediatric Chronic Disease

2014-07-23 21:11:44 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The objective of this project is to pilot test a behavioral intervention for modifying the diet and physical activity patterns of overweight preschool children through improved parenting and nutritional education(LAUNCH). This intervention will be compared to standard of care for preschool overweight in the primary care setting using a randomized clinical trial design (RCT. The results of this pilot RCT will provide data integral to estimating the effect size for a more definitive RCT of the intervention in the future. The primary hypothesis is:

H1: LAUNCH will result in a significantly greater decrease in BMI z score compared to the standard of care at 12 months post-treatment.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Pediatric Obesity

Intervention

LAUNCH, Pediatrician Counseling

Location

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati
Ohio
United States
45229

Status

Completed

Source

Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:44-0400

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