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Strenghtening parenting styles and practices in existing interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in children.


- candidate number14683
- NTR NumberNTR3938
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR7-apr-2013
- Secondary IDs200100001 / R2012/495 / 4280309112; ZonMw / CMO Nijmegen / CCMO
- Public TitleStrenghtening parenting styles and practices in existing interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in children.
- Scientific TitleStrenghtening parenting styles and practices in existing interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in children, a cluster randomized study.
- ACRONYMELVO Study
- hypothesisAfter completion of the E-learning by parents:
1. Eating an physical activity behaviour of children of these parents are healthier than children of parents in the control group. With healthier eating and exercise habits we mean:
A. The children meet breakfast, fruit and vegetable standards;
B. The kids drink 2 or less sweet drinks per day;
C. The children meet the standard move;
D. The kids computer and / or watch less than 2 hours of TV per day.
2. The mentioned effects in hypothesis 1, we see both after completion of 'Scoring for health' as 1 year after baseline.

After completion of the E-learning:
3. Parents use more often an authoritative parenting style than parents in the control group;
4. parents have more rules about healthy eating and exercise;
5. parents give better example to their children towards healthy eating and physical;
6. parents monitors better eating and exercise behavior of their child;
7. Parents have higher self-efficacy around encouraging their child to eat healthy and enough exercise.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedPrevention, Overweight, Children, Health promotion, Physical activity
- Inclusion criteriaParents of children from group 6, 7 and 8 from schools, who participate in the already excisting programme 'Scoring for health' in the region Druten and West Maas and Waal in the Netherlands. The inclusion criteria for the children are that their parents participate in our research.
- Exclusion criteriaInsufficient understanding of the Dutch language.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 14-jan-2013
- planned closingdate28-mrt-2014
- Target number of participants322
- InterventionsInterventiongroup:
Parents who receives a folder and an E-learning module about how to stimulate their child to eat healthy and have enough physical activity and less inactivity using parenting skills.

Controlgroup:
Parents who receive only a folder about healthy eating and physical activity for children.
- Primary outcomeChanging eating and exercise behaviour in children The differences (between the intervention group and the control group) in changes in eating and physical activity behaviour of children between baseline and t=1 and t=2. This eating and physical activity behaviour is measured by questionnaires filled out by children and their parents. The questions are:
1. How many days a week do you eat breakfast?
2. How many days a week do you eat fruits?
3. How many days a week do you eat vegetables?
4. How many sweet beverages do you drink a day (on average)?
5. How many minutes do you watch tv a day (on average)?
6. How many minutes do you spend behind the computer a day (on average)?
7. How many minutes do you play outside a day (on average)?
- Secondary outcome1. Authoritative parentingstyle (general parenting);
2. Parenting practices measured by: to set rules, modelling and monitoring of healthy eating and physical (in)activity;
3. Parental selfefficacy.
- Timepoints1. Baseline mearurements January March 2013;
2. End of the intervention June 2013;
3. 6 Months after the intervention: January 2014.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESDrs. Emilie Ruiter
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDrs. Emilie Ruiter
- Sponsor/Initiator University Medical Center St. Radboud
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
ZON-MW, The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryThe purpose of this cluster randomized study is to investigate whether the eating and exercise behaviors of children between 9 and 12 years at the school participate in the intervention 'Scoring for health' is healthier if the parents of these children home an E-learning follow, compared with children whose parents only receive a leaflet about healthy eating and exercise.
In the E-learning we teach parents how they can encourage their child to eat healthier and exercise and solving conflicts about these topics by using parenting skills and practices.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD7-apr-2013 - 19-apr-2013


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