Trial of the MEND Childhood Obesity Treatment Program
Recruitment status was Not yet recruiting
The number of children who are obese in the UK is steadily increasing with both short and long term consequences for health. The aim of this study is to determine whether the MEND Programme (a new national initiative for the treatment of childhood obesity) is a successful and sustainable treatment for childhood obesity and obesity related health problems.
300 overweight and obese children will be randomly assigned to start immediately on the MEND Programme for 6 months or join a waiting-list control group for 6 months. Measurements of health outcomes will be taken at baseline, and at 6, 12 and 24 months after the Programme. After 6 months of waiting-list time, the control group will follow the same protocol as the immediate starters. The researchers will be unaware (blinded) to which group each child has been assigned to. The study will examine the effects of the MEND Programme on body composition, cardiovascular health and psychological health.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||MEND Childhood Obesity Treatment Programme: An RCT to Improve Body Composition and Cardiovascular Health in Overweight and Obese Children.|
- Body Mass Index z-score [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Body fat, waist circumference, blood pressure, arterial stiffness, heart rate control, fitness, physical activity and sedentary behaviour status, self esteem and health related quality of life. [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: MEND Childhood Obesity Program
The Study is a Randomised Controlled Trial.
|Contact: Sally Barber, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Prof Atul Singhal||Institute of Child Health|