Development of the DRIVE Curriculum to Address Childhood Obesity Risk Factors

NCT ID: NCT02160847

Pilot Trial of the DRIVE Parent Training Curriculum to Target Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity
The purpose of this study is to help overweight or obese children to maintain or reduce their body mass index (BMI) through the home-based parent training program the investigators developed called DRIVE. The investigators hypothesize that children from families that receive the DRIVE program will show greater maintenance or improvement in their BMIs than families who do not receive DRIVE.
The DRIVE program (Developing Relationships that Include Values of Eating and Exercise) is a home-based parent training program with 15 sessions focused on improve family nutrition and physical activity and promoting positive parent-child interactions. The aim of this study is to pilot-test the development of a childhood obesity program that includes parenting and health information. Participants in this study will be recruited through community organizations based upon their obesity health risk. Only families whose children's BMI percentile is greater than or equal to 75 will be eligible to participate in this study These participants will be randomly assigned to either the control group, in which participants will receive health information via mail only, or the experimental group that will participate in 15 DRIVE sessions focusing on parent-child interactions, health and nutrition, and physical activity. Both groups will complete a baseline assessment, mid-point assessment, and post assessment in their home, which will measure parent and child height, weight, and waist circumference; parent attitudes towards health and nutrition; and parent and child food consumption and physical activity levels. Results from this study will provide information regarding the feasibility of implementing the DRIVE curriculum as well as its impact on parent and child body mass indexes, and parents' knowledge, and attitudes related to nutrition.
Pediatric Obesity
children, pediatric obesity, parent training, home-based, nutrition, physical activity, parent-child interaction, parenting
Georgia State University
Georgia State University, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Last Updated
23 Mar 2016
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