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Behavioral Intervention

Healthy Weight Clinic Program for Childhood Obesity (CORD Trial)

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Research Sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be younger than 65 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 0-12 months
Awards & highlights

CORD Trial Summary

This trial is testing a new program to help low income families in the United States who have a disproportionately high prevalence of childhood obesity. The program includes individual and group medical visits, phone follow-ups, and exposure to a new system of care. A subset of patients will be invited to participate in an evaluation of the program.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for children aged 2-18 with obesity, having a BMI at or above the 85th percentile. They must be able to attend monthly clinic visits and group sessions, and have a parent who can participate in interviews. It's not for those planning to leave their health center within a year or with conditions affecting growth or diet.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests the Healthy Weight Clinic program in primary care settings. It includes monthly individual medical visits, group sessions led by healthcare professionals, and phone follow-ups aimed at helping low-income families manage childhood obesity.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this intervention involves lifestyle changes rather than medication, typical drug side effects are not expected. However, participants may experience stress or discomfort related to new dietary habits or increased physical activity.

CORD Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~0-12 months
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 0-12 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 BMI at 12 months
Change in Child BMI percent of the 95th percentile at 12 months
Change in Child BMI z-score at 12 months
Secondary outcome measures
Change in Child Binge Eating at 12 months based on Questionnaire
Change in Child Nutrition at 12 months based on Questionnaire
Change in Child Parental Stress at 12 months based on Questionnaire
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CORD Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Clinically Based: Healthy Weight ClinicExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Healthy Weight Clinic

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Massachusetts General HospitalLead Sponsor
2,928 Previous Clinical Trials
13,198,164 Total Patients Enrolled
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionFED
875 Previous Clinical Trials
22,477,211 Total Patients Enrolled
American Academy of PediatricsOTHER
40 Previous Clinical Trials
1,016,277 Total Patients Enrolled

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

The age limit for participants in this trial is 25, correct?

"This clinical trial is specifically for children aged 2-18, of which there are 250 trials. There are 617 clinical trials for adults aged 65 and over."

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How many people will be allowed to participate in this research project?

"That is correct, the online clinical trial registry does show that this research is open for recruitment. The listing was created on October 7th, 2021 and was last updated on July 15th, 2022. Currently, they are looking for 200 individuals at a single site."

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Could I possibly qualify to be a test subject for this experiment?

"This trial is looking for 200 children with obesity between the ages of 2-18. The following are the key requirements that applicants must meet: child is age 2 through 18 years at referral, child's BMI meets or exceeds the 85th percentile for age and sex, parent can read and respond to interviews and questionnaires in English or Spanish, received care at one of the participating pilot sites."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
~55 spots leftby Apr 2025