Parenting education program for Obesity

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Obesity+2 More
Parenting education program - Behavioral
< 18
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will help determine if the "Parents Together" program helps improve children's health outcomes. The program includes parent workshops, home visits, and coaching calls facilitated by a Public Health Nurse.

Eligible Conditions
  • Obesity
  • Obesity, Child

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 14 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 6 and 12 months post randomization

Month 12
Waist circumference
Month 12
blood pressure
At 12 months post-randomization
Physical Activity
laboratory measures of cardiometabolic risk
Month 12
Feasibility of intervention
at 12 months post-randomization
Cost effectiveness analysis
Month 12
Eating behaviour and dietary intake
Maternal Mental Health
Mental health
Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, Sleep Duration
Psychosocial Health
sociodemographic, maternal and child characteristics

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
Parenting education program
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

108 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Parenting education program · No Placebo Group · N/A

Parenting education program
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Parenting education program · Intervention Types: Behavioral
ControlNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control · Intervention Types:
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Parenting education program

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 6 and 12 months post randomization

Who is running the clinical trial?

Heart and Stroke Foundation of OntarioOTHER
65 Previous Clinical Trials
331,822 Total Patients Enrolled
The Physicians' Services Incorporated FoundationOTHER
155 Previous Clinical Trials
24,793 Total Patients Enrolled
8 Trials studying Obesity
51 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
Ontario Child Health Support UnitUNKNOWN
2 Previous Clinical Trials
750 Total Patients Enrolled
The Hospital for Sick ChildrenLead Sponsor
638 Previous Clinical Trials
6,815,984 Total Patients Enrolled
11 Trials studying Obesity
15,313 Patients Enrolled for Obesity
Catherine S Birken, MD, MScPrincipal InvestigatorThe Hospital for Sick Children

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 18 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a weight gain of at least 1 percentile line of weight for age or weight for length percentile.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 16th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 24th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.