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Healthy Kids & Families: Overcoming Social, Environmental and Family Barriers to Childhood Obesity Prevention (NCT03028233)

Worcester Public Schools
The study will test the impact of a community health worker (CHW)-delivered intervention aimed at helping families overcome barriers to childhood obesity prevention. Barriers include social, environmental, and family issues. This intervention will be compared to a control condition consisting of a community health worker (CHW)-delivered intervention aimed at helping families improve positive parenting skills.
  • Behavioral: Healthy Lifestyle
    A Community Health Worker coaches families regarding healthy eating, physical activity, and obesity prevention, and promotes the use of existing built environment resources.
    • Behavioral: Positive Parenting
      A Community Health Worker coaches parents on improving positive parenting skills and promotes the use of relevant community resources.
      Ages eligible for Study
      4 Years and older
      Genders eligible for Study
      All
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      Accepts Healthy Volunteers
      Inclusion Criteria:
      • Eligible individuals for the research study are parents/guardians and their K-6th grade children attending one of 9 schools in the greater Worcester area. Parents and their children are recruited as parent-child dyads.
      Exclusion Criteria:
      • Has an inability or unwillingness to give informed consent or assent
      • Is a prisoner Exclusion (child only)
      • The child has been told by a doctor that they cannot walk or eat fruits and vegetables.
      The study will test the impact of a community health worker (CHW)-delivered intervention aimed at helping families overcome barriers to childhood obesity prevention. Barriers include social, environmental, and family issues.

      This intervention will be compared to a control condition consisting of a community health worker (CHW)-delivered intervention aimed at helping families improve positive parenting skills.

      The intervention uses multiple delivery modalities to maintain novelty and prevent attrition/burden. These include home visits, telephone contacts, print (literacy sensitive newsletters), social media (Facebook), and community events. Parents and children will complete scheduled assessments at baseline, 6-, 12-, 18- and 24-month follow-up.

      The Specific Aims are:

      Aim 1: To determine the effectiveness of the intervention compared to the control condition on child physical activity, healthy eating, BMI and utilization of built environment resources.

      Aim 2: To determine the effectiveness of the intervention compared to the control condition on parent physical activity, healthy eating, BMI.

      Aim 3: To examine the potential scalability of the intervention guided by the RE-AIM (Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance) model.

      1 locations

      United States (1)
      • UMass Medical School
        recruiting
        Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655
      Status:
      recruiting
      Type:
      Interventional
      Phase:
      -
      Start:
      31 August, 2014
      Updated:
      18 January, 2017
      Participants:
      480
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