Increased Monitoring of Physical Activity and Calories With Technology

Status: Recruiting
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Intervention Type: Behavioral
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

Since severe obesity in youth has been steadily increasing. Specialized pediatric obesity clinics provide programs to aid in reducing obesity. Since the home environment and parental behavioral modeling are two of the strongest predictors of child weight loss during behavioral weight loss interventions, a family-based treatment approach is best. This strategy has been moderately successful in our existing, evidence-based pediatric weight management program, Brenner Families In Training (Brenner FIT). However, since programs such as Brenner Families in Training rely on face-to-face interactions and delivery, they are sometimes by the time constraints experienced by families. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop and pilot a tailored, mobile health component to potentially increase the benefits seen by Brenner FIT standard program components and similar pediatric weight management programs.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 13
Maximum Age: 18
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

• Youth with obesity, 13 - 18yrs, who are enrolled or eligible to enroll in Brenner Families in Training (FIT). Caregivers must live in the home with their youth participants. Obesity is defined a BMI (35.9 +/- 8.6). Participants must also have access to a smartphone or tablet

United States
North Carolina
Brenner Children's Hospital
Contact Information
Justin Moore, PhD
Camelia R Singletary, MPH
Time Frame
Start Date: November 4, 2020
Estimated Completion Date: July 31, 2023
Target number of participants: 160
Active Comparator: Brenner FIT (Standard Care)
Adolescents will participate in Brenner Families in Training along with their caregiver. They will receive all components of standard Brenner FIT treatments.
Experimental: Brenner mFIT (standard care plus mobile health components)
Adolescents will participate in Brenner Families in Training along with their caregiver.~Brenner mFIT (Families in Training + mobile health) includes all components of the standard Brenner FIT
Justin B Moore
Related Therapeutic Areas
Leads: Wake Forest University Health Sciences

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