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Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated

Titles & IDs
Public title
Can a Physical Activity Skill Development and Parent-Centered Dietary Intervention Help Combat Child Obesity?
Scientific title
Effect of a Weight Management Program for Overweight and Obese Children: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
NHMRC Project Grant 354101
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Obesity 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Diet and Nutrition 0 0 0 0
Metabolic and Endocrine 0 0 0 0
Other metabolic disorders

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Behaviour - Physical activity and diet

Behaviour: Physical activity and diet

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Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 0 0
To evaluate and compare in overweight children the effectiveness of the following interventions: a parent-centered dietary modification program
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Primary outcome [2] 0 0
a physical activity skill development program
Timepoint [2] 0 0
Primary outcome [3] 0 0
and a parent-centered dietary modification + physical activity skill development program.
Timepoint [3] 0 0

Key inclusion criteria
- Overweight and obese children with the Wollongong and Newcastle regions, aged between
5.5 and 9

- BMI within specified range

- Otherwise healthy children

- Not on any medications that may influence obesity

- One parent able to attend all required sessions

- Pre-pubertal

- No sibling enrolled
Minimum age
66 Months
Maximum age
9 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
- Children with BMI outside the specified range

- Children on medication that may influence obesity

- Children that have conditions that may influence obesity

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Unknown status
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1] 0 0
University of Newcastle - Newcastle
Recruitment hospital [2] 0 0
Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong - Wollongong
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 0 0
2308 - Newcastle
Recruitment postcode(s) [2] 0 0
2522 - Wollongong

Funding & Sponsors
Primary sponsor type
University of Wollongong
Other collaborator category [1] 0 0
Name [1] 0 0
Newcastle University
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Other collaborator category [2] 0 0
Name [2] 0 0
University of Sydney
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Other collaborator category [3] 0 0
Name [3] 0 0
Illawarra Area Health Services
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
The purpose of this study, and its original contribution to research, is to determine the
impact of a physical activity skill development and parent centered family weight management
program on the weight, cardiovascular health, physical activity, dietary intake and sedentary
behaviors of overweight and obese children.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
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Tony D Okely, PhD, BEd
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University of Wollongong
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Phone 0 0
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Contact person for public queries
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Contact person for scientific queries

Summary results
For IPD and results data, please see