HomeStyles-2: Obesity Prevention Program for Families with Children in Middle Childhood for Obesity

Phase-Based Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Obesity+8 More
HomeStyles-2: Obesity Prevention Program for Families with Children in Middle Childhood - Behavioral
Eligibility
18 - 65
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Obesity

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a novel online program can help parents and children make lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of obesity.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Home Environment Related Disease
  • Relation, Parent-Child
  • Obesity, Child
  • Cognitive Changes
  • Parenting
  • Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors
  • Children Behavior

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether HomeStyles-2: Obesity Prevention Program for Families with Children in Middle Childhood will improve 1 primary outcome and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Obesity. Measurement will happen over the course of Pre-intervention (baseline), post-intervention (~8 weeks after baseline), follow-up (~4 weeks after post-intervention).

Week 8
Child Weight-Related behaviors
Parent Weight-Related Cognitions
Parent Weight-Related behaviors
Supports for Obesity-Preventive Measures

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Safe HomeStyles
Healthy HomeStyles

This trial requires 269 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. HomeStyles-2: Obesity Prevention Program For Families With Children In Middle Childhood is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Healthy HomeStyles
Behavioral
Online educational intervention addressing salient factors affecting school-age children's health and nutritional status: inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables, infrequent family meals, excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, large portion sizes, irregular breakfast consumption, limited physical activity, and inadequate sleep as well as children's limited food preparation skills.
Safe HomeStyles
Behavioral
Online educational intervention addressing aspects of home safety issues, such as indoor air quality, mold & moisture, hazardous household products, carbon monoxide, home safety, foodborne illness, and refrigerator temperatures.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: pre-intervention (baseline), post-intervention (~8 weeks after baseline), follow-up (~4 weeks after post-intervention)
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly pre-intervention (baseline), post-intervention (~8 weeks after baseline), follow-up (~4 weeks after post-intervention) for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
C. B. R. F.
Prof. Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, RD, FAND, PhD
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Closest Location

Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex between 18 and 65 years old. There is one eligibility criterion to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
parent between the ages of 24 and 50 years with at least 1 child aged 6 to 11 years; primary food gatekeeper in the household (i.e., makes all or most decisions related to family food choices), have regular Internet access, read English and/or Spanish, and reside in the United States

Patient Q&A Section

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

What are common treatments for obesity?

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“Common treatments for obesity are exercise, dieting, medications, and surgery. All except the surgery approach, which is the most effective in obesity treatments, are effective for short-term weight loss only; long-term weight loss occurs only in cases of the surgery approach, and when the treatments are combined.” (Yajnek J, et al, 2014). These include medications that help with appetite suppression, drugs that inhibit the release of excess fatty acids from adipose tissue, and medications that act as or counteract drugs that inhibit the release of insulin. Moreover, the obesity drugs are the most expensive of everything.

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How many people get obesity a year in the United States?

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Around 44.2 million US adults are deemed to be obese. This makes them more than 2.5 times as common as those who get breast cancer. Obesity is thought to cost over $117 billion USD per year in medical expenses. The estimated $3.4 billion in excess health care costs attributable to obesity may be comparable to that caused by smoking.

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What are the signs of obesity?

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Excess body fat may result in a wide variety of symptoms which appear because of increased total body fat. It may also result in increased pain due to joint inflammation or damage. However, when obesity is accompanied by increased central body fat, such as in the adipose tissue compartment, it may result in symptoms related to its presence. Weight loss alone is unlikely to lead to symptomatic improvement in the absence of some other underlying cause.

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What causes obesity?

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Obesity is a relatively young onset disease and is probably linked to dietary habits in early life.\nThe most common causes of obesity seem to be a combination of genetics and personal lifestyle, such as lack of exercise and unhealthy diet.\n\n- Obesity\n- Obesity and obesity-related diseases\n- Obesity in Australia\n- Health in Australia\n- "

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What is obesity?

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Obesity is an important health condition characterized by fat accumulation and disturbances in energy balance. It is a major risk factor for several diseases and morbidities. Overemphasis on morbidity and mortality of obesity (especially in women) leads to many issues underrecognized in clinical practice, and it is often underdiagnosed. However, obese subjects do not present to the general practice but instead to hospitals where they are investigated for complications of obesity. The present study shows that the general practitioners have a good awareness of the disease and their responsibilities are more frequent than the hospital physicians. However, in most cases, patients are reluctant to start a lifestyle modification, to a larger extent than obese patients who are not suffering from any complications.

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Can obesity be cured?

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The answer to the question can be yes. Obesity can be cured in selected cases if properly addressed in an multidisciplinary setting, with a team including dietitians, physical therapists and medical doctors working in close collaboration with the patient. A patient's diet and exercise should be assessed before the weight loss program is begun and is a key component of the management of obesity. To make this a success, a patient's physical condition must be addressed as part of the treatment plan. Obesity can be cured.

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Is homestyles-2: obesity prevention program for families with children in middle childhood typically used in combination with any other treatments?

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Overall, the homestyles-2 programs appear to be most effective when used in conjunction with or in place of other interventions as a component of the treatment package for children whose obesity is not already under control. Moreover, there is a need for more rigorous research into the psychosocial components of such programs that affect their effectiveness.

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How serious can obesity be?

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The obesity health risks appear to be more severe than originally estimated, highlighting a need to take a more proactive approach to tackling and preventing obesity, which might lead to an improvement in overall health for affected individuals.\n

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What does homestyles-2: obesity prevention program for families with children in middle childhood usually treat?

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Results from a recent paper showed that a program designed to prevent obesity in middle childhood can be implemented safely in routine clinical practice, providing the program's educational objectives can be achieved, and achieving an appreciable reduction in the risk of overweight and obesity in middle childhood.

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What is the primary cause of obesity?

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The primary cause of obesity in our country may be excessive energy intake rather than obesity having a negative impact on a person’s life expectancy, and it is still in the early stages of our country. People should be encouraged to enjoy good food. Obesity in this country should be treated as an epidemic disorder with a serious and challenging condition which is not to be ignored even though it is a very hard disease and people must be encouraged to eat what is good for health and make some adjustments in their lifestyle to improve their mental health.

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Is homestyles-2: obesity prevention program for families with children in middle childhood safe for people?

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Obesity prevention programs for families with children in middle childhood that use a family-focused intervention method (i.e., FFTPS) are safe for people. Further research is needed to determine the long-term impact of obesity prevention programs for children and families.

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What are the latest developments in homestyles-2: obesity prevention program for families with children in middle childhood for therapeutic use?

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HOMESS 2 is a family-based program for families with children in middle childhood for therapeutic use. The focus of HOMESS 2 is on risk-related behavior in pediatric weight status. The program developed the program and teaches behavior change. Intervention materials are designed to be accessible for family use.

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