Rationale and design of the Clinic and Community Approaches to Healthy Weight Randomized Trial.

Auteur(s) :
Taveras EM., Kwass JA., Perkins M., Land T., Fiechtner L., Sharifi M., Biggs V., Langhans N., O'Connor G., Price S., Locascio J., Kuhlthau K., Nelson C., Longjohn M., Lawson V., Hohman K.
Date :
Jan, 2018
Source(s) :
Contemporary clinical trials. #67 p16-22
Adresse :
Division of General Academic Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 860, Boston, MA 02114, USA; Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, 175 Cambridge St., 5th floor, Boston, MA 02114, USA. Electronic address: Lfiechtner@partners.org.

Sommaire de l'article

Recent studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of family-centered, pediatric weight management programs in reducing childhood obesity. Yet, programs to optimize the care of low-income children with obesity are needed. We sought to examine the comparative effectiveness of two, potentially scalable pediatric weight management programs delivered to low-income children in a clinical or community setting.

The Clinic and Community Approaches to Healthy Weight Trial is a randomized trial in two communities in Massachusetts that serve a large population of low-income children and families. The two-arm trial compares the effects of a pediatric weight management program delivered in the Healthy Weight Clinics of two federally qualified health centers (FQHC) to the Healthy Weight and Your Child programs delivered in two YMCAs. Eligible children are 6 to 12 years old with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 85th percentile seen in primary care at the two FQHCs. Both programs are one-year in duration and have at least 30 contact hours throughout the year. Measures are collected at baseline, 6 months, and 1 year. The main outcome is 1-year change in BMI (kg/m

The Clinic and Community Approaches to Healthy Weight Trial seeks to 1) examine the comparative effects of a clinical and community based intervention in improving childhood obesity, and 2) inform the care of >7 million children with obesity covered by the Children's Health Insurance Program or Medicaid.

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