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The Impact of Educational Materials on Family Behavior

2014-08-27 03:18:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the research is to learn whether written materials or handouts that are given to parents are helpful in changing knowledge or behavior.

Description

Few written resources for families have been tested in the primary care setting. Kid STRIDE (STRiving to Improve Diet & Exercise) is an educational booklet designed for parents of overweight children. We hypothesize that this booklet will benefit a small percentage of the overweight and obese population of children as a first-tiered approach to treatment of overweight and obese children.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Overweight

Intervention

Booklet on nutrition and physical activity., Safety Booklet

Location

UW Health Park Street Pediatrics
Madison
Wisconsin
United States
53792

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:45-0400

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