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Wise Social Psychological Interventions to Improve Outcomes of Behavioral Weight Control in Children With Obesity
A 2-arm, parallel group, randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of adding two innovative "wise" social psychological interventions-growth mindset and self-affirmation-to a 6-month usual care family-based, group behavioral intervention for weight control in children with obesity, to reduce body mass index trajectory over 12 months, compared to the usual care behavioral intervention alone.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
- Behavioral: Wise interventions -- values self-affirmation and growth mindset
- Behavioral: Usual care family-based group behavioral treatment
- 8-12 year old children with obesity (BMI ≥ 95th percentile on the 2000 Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention BMI reference) on the date of randomization. Standard
behavioral weight control program eligibility criteria will apply: Both child and at
least one parent/guardian must agree to attend sessions.
- Medical conditions affecting growth - diagnosed with a genetic or metabolic
disease/syndrome associated obesity, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes taking
medication, chronic gastrointestinal diseases, Chronic renal diseases, uncorrected
structural heart disease, heart failure, heart transplant, anorexia nervosa or bulimia
nervosa or binge eating disorder (present or past), AIDS or HIV infection, pregnancy
Medications affecting growth - systemic corticosteroids more than 2 weeks in the past year,
insulin, oral hypoglycemics, thyroid hormone, growth hormone
Conditions limiting participation in the interventions - e.g., unable to participate in
routine physical education classes at school, requiring oxygen supplementation for
exertion, developmental or physical disability preventing participation in interventions,
children or parents/guardians who cannot medically participate in mild dietary restrictions
and/or increased physical activity for any reason
Conditions limiting participation in the assessments - child or primary caregiver not able
to read surveys in English or Spanish, child two or more grade levels delayed in school for
reading and writing in his/her native language
Unable to read, understand or complete informed consent in English or Spanish
Plan to move from the San Francisco Bay Area within the next 12 months.
Ages Eligible for Study
8 Years - 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study