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Healthy Children, Healthy Families+ (HCHF+) for Obesity (EHF Trial)

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Research Sponsored by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
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Must have
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up baseline, 6-months, 12-months
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EHF Trial Summary

This trial will help prevent childhood obesity by improving parenting practices and the home environment related to obesity. It will also train future health professionals to provide culturally appropriate, collaborative, community-based health programs.

EHF Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline, 6-months, 12-months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline, 6-months, 12-months for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in Child self-efficacy at 6- and 12-months: 3-item response scale
Change in home food and physical activity environment at 6- and 12-months
+2 more
Secondary outcome measures
Change in Child and Parent Body Mass Index (BMI) at 6- and 12-months
Change in child nutrition at 6- and 12-months
Change in child sedentary behavior and physical activity at 6- and 12-months
+2 more

EHF Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Healthy Children, Healthy Families+ (HCHF+)Experimental Treatment1 Intervention
HCHF+ integrates healthful eating and physical activity with parenting education (parent role modeling and child feeding practices) and was recently shown to improve parent and child nutrition behaviors for participants in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education (EFNEP) program. OrganWise Guys (OWG) will be used for children in first and second grades (ages 6-8). Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness (CHFF), developed by Cornell University, will be used for children in grades three through five (ages 8-10). HCHF+ includes 9 sessions to be delivered weekly.
Group II: MoneySmartActive Control1 Intervention
A financial education program available through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Money Smart includes programs for adults and school-aged children, a parent/caregiver guide and a train-the-trainer program. MoneySmart is an Extension-approved program designed to improve money-management practices and financial confidence for parents MoneySmart involves eight weekly sessions that includes one-to-two hour modules with take-home guides for adults. For children, there are eight sessions that include take-home worksheets and a parent/caregiver guide.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityLead Sponsor
141 Previous Clinical Trials
27,657 Total Patients Enrolled
8 Trials studying Obesity
4,106 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
Baptist General Convention of VirginiaUNKNOWN
Virginia Cooperative ExtensionUNKNOWN

Media Library

Healthy Children, Healthy Families+ (HCHF+) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT03980262 — N/A
Obesity Research Study Groups: Healthy Children, Healthy Families+ (HCHF+), MoneySmart
Obesity Clinical Trial 2023: Healthy Children, Healthy Families+ (HCHF+) Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT03980262 — N/A
Healthy Children, Healthy Families+ (HCHF+) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT03980262 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the sample size of this clinical research endeavor?

"Affirmative. The clinicaltrial.gov entry for this medical trial states that it is actively looking for 720 participants from 1 centre. This research endeavor was initially posted on February 19th 2019 and most recently modified on July 17th 2022."

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What is the chief objective of this research endeavor?

"This clinical trial, commencing at Baseline and concluding after 6-months and 12-months, seeks to assess Change in Child self-efficacy via a 3-item response scale. Secondary outcomes include evaluation of Change in Child/Parent Body Mass Index (BMI), child nutrition using the After School Student Questionnaire (ASSQ) and parent physical activity by means of the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire. The desired outcome is decreased BMI for those overweight or obese, higher knowledge scores on food items evaluated with ASSQ as well as greater behavior frequency and high self-efficacy reflected by sum scores from this questionnaire;"

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Are new participants being accepted for this clinical experiment currently?

"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov, the study is still actively recruiting participants for its trial which commenced on February 19th 2019 and was recently updated on July 17 2022. This particular research requires 720 volunteers from 1 medical centre."

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