Experimental Arm for Pediatric Obesity

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
SickKids, Toronto, Canada
Pediatric Obesity+1 More
Standard Care - Behavioral
< 65
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

Recommendations for weight management in adolescents with obesity include setting small goals to improve eating behaviours. This frequently includes manually recording food intake over a few days. This is particularly challenging for adolescents as they do not enjoy writing down what they eat, leading to incomplete records. To address this, mobile applications (apps) can easily capture what is eaten through photos. Eating for wellness (E4W) is an app that analyzes photos of meals taken by the user and determines the nutritional profile. The investigators will conduct a pilot randomized controlled trial to determine whether E4W can be implemented successfully and its preliminary effectiveness and impact on dietary intake in adolescents with obesity participating in SickKids' weight management program.

Eligible Conditions

  • Pediatric Obesity

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Pediatric Obesity

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Week 4

Week 4
Change in dietary intake
Feasibility of Implementation - Accrual Rate
Feasibility of Implementation - Patient Satisfaction
Feasibility of Implementation - Technical difficulties

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Pediatric Obesity

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control Arm
1 of 2
Experimental Arm
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

32 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Experimental Arm · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental ArmExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Standard Care, E4W mobile app · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Device
Control Arm
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Standard Care · Intervention Types: Behavioral
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Standard Care
Completed Phase 4

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: week 4

Trial Background

Jill Hamilton, Division Head, Endocrinology
Principal Investigator
The Hospital for Sick Children
Closest Location: SickKids · Toronto, Canada
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2022First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Pediatric Obesity
5 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 65 · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

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You are at or above the 97th percentile for your age and sex.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 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.