Low Intensity for Obesity

Waitlist Available · 18+ · All Sexes · Little Rock, AR

This study is evaluating whether an adaptive implementation approach can improve adoption of the WISE program.

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About the trial for Obesity

Eligible Conditions
Obesity, Childhood · Pediatric Obesity · Obesity · Nutrition Aspect of Cancer

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 3 different treatments. Low Intensity 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.

Experimental Group 1
Low Intensity
High Intensity
Control Group 2
Low Intensity
Control Group 3
Low Intensity

About The Treatment

First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Low Intensity
High Intensity


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 5 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
I agree to participate in implementation activities and data collection in all 3- to 5-year-old classrooms. show original
The researchers recruited teachers at participating early care and education sites in four geographic regions: (1) Central Arkansas, (2) Arkansas River Valley, (3) North, Central Louisiana, and (4) Southeast Louisiana. show original
The Child and Adult Care Food Program is participating in the states' quality rating system. show original
years old The nursery provides care for at least 15 children aged three to five years old. show original
There are currently no classrooms using WISE. show original
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Through study completion, an average of 2 years
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Through study completion, an average of 2 years
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Through study completion, an average of 2 years.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Low Intensity will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Obesity. Measurement will happen over the course of Through study completion, an average of 2 years.

Fidelity to WISE Evidence-Based Practices using the WISE fidelity observational measure
Fidelity to the WISE Evidence-Based Practices at the classroom level measured with the the WISE fidelity observational measure. The measure includes 2 to 3 items per evidence-based practice (EBP) on a 1 (minimum) to 4 (maximum) scale to receive an average, continuous fidelity score with 4 representing the highest fidelity (i.e., higher scores reflect better fidelity). For each item, values are anchored to concrete, observable behaviors.

Patient Q & A Section

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

Can obesity be cured?

In our group of subjects, we found no significant differences in BMI, BMI percentiles, BMI percentiles percentiles, or fasting glucose, between obese subjects that experienced either a complete or partial remission of their obesity. In conclusion, our results suggest that, in our group of obese subjects, there is an endocrine or metabolic etiology that is not reflected in the reduction of obesity observed with either weight loss or bariatric surgery.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is obesity?

As expected from their high prevalence, most North Americans have a body mass index above normal, and obesity is especially prominent in those in the top weight and waist-hip ratios. Among children, overweight and the obesity found in the pediatric setting are more common than are overweight and obesity. Children who engage in physical activity report more favorable weight status than do those who do not. Children and adolescents who are overweight or obese are more likely to report a decreased level of self-esteem than those of average weight or less. Overcoming childhood obesity is a major challenge with a substantial morbidity of the individual and health of the population.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are common treatments for obesity?

There is a variety of common treatments for obesity that include dieting, exercise, medications, and even bariatric surgery. In the absence of a healthy diet and regular exercise, drugs often must be resorted to. The current study found that many of the medications that are used by a physician for obesity are also used for anxiety or depression. In addition, there was a high prevalence of use of medications for sleep disturbances. Patients must be informed of the variety of possible treatments that they may receive because many are not backed by high-quality evidence. Additional prospective research is needed to confirm and address common treatments and to identify other potential treatments.

Anonymous Patient Answer

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

The National Health Survey, taken annually by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicates that about 2.9 million US adults, or 7.6%, are currently obese. This is a significant increase of nearly 2.1 million, or 11.5%, since 1971. Over this period, obesity has become a major health issue in the United States.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes obesity?

Causes of obesity vary by country because of regional differences in eating habits and the availability of a relatively small number of key food products. The most important factors influencing obesity in the United States are an unhealthy diet rich in sugar-sweetened beverages and an overabundance of energy-dense foods.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of obesity?

To detect which of the following signs of obesity are abnormal you may need to look at the weight at different times in the day, such as the early morning or late at night. If you notice changes in eating habits, such as eating when stressed or feeling full too quickly after eating, ask your doctor. Another sign could be a high waist circumference (> 94 cm for males and > 91 cm for females). Another sign could be abdominal discomfort. Other signs might include difficulty standing up due to weak thighs or back.\nIn 2007, a study was done by an international team which reviewed the research articles reporting the most important sign of obesity.

Anonymous Patient Answer

How serious can obesity be?

Most surgeons will view an obese patient like a cancer patient, as they do not have much time for treating a very complex problem. The same applies to the other subspecialties such as plastic surgery or gastroenterology.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the latest research for obesity?

Obesity has become rampant at both the local and national level in the United States. The rapid evolution of obesity has increased tremendously in the past decade. Research studies have elucidated many factors that contribute to its epidemic status. Obesity is the result of a complex interplay of genes, diet, exercise, and environment. Obesity is currently the most prevalent disorder in the United States, and its prevention and treatment is a major public health challenge requiring the collective and coordinated efforts of countless individuals, public agencies, and professional organizations.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the average age someone gets obesity?

Overall obesity prevalence rates at 2 to 6 years appeared highest. Given that the prevalence rate of obesity at 5 years was the highest in this cohort at 18,4%, and if we use the CDC’s average age of obesity onset as the true age at which someone will get obesity, we find that this is much higher than the average age at which someone gets the disease.

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What is the primary cause of obesity?

The most common cause of obesity is obesity of idiopathic origin (80% in our study). This is the result of an increase in food intake and a decrease in energy expenditure. The obesity of exogenous origin (10% in our study); is due to a lack of regular exercise and a surplus of food. Obesity of idiopathic type is more marked than the exogenous. All of these factors must be taken into account as they influence the choice of treatment. Preventing obesity also means encouraging an active life and appropriate nutrition at school. It is also advisable to promote physical exertion such as swimming or aerobic activity during leisure time as well as sports and other extracurricular activities.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Does obesity run in families?

Parents and siblings of obese individuals share genetic influences with regard to obesity. In our study population, the children of obese parents and sisters of obese sisters showed a higher frequency of obesity as compared with the children of nonobese parents and siblings or of obese mothers with healthy children.

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