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Lifestyle Triple P: a parenting intervention for childhood obesity.
BMC Public Health. 2012 Apr 03; 12:267.BP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Reversing the obesity epidemic requires the development and evaluation of childhood obesity intervention programs. Lifestyle Triple P is a parent-focused group program that addresses three topics: nutrition, physical activity, and positive parenting. Australian research has established the efficacy of Lifestyle Triple P, which aims to prevent excessive weight gain in overweight and obese children. The aim of the current randomized controlled trial is to assess the effectiveness of the Lifestyle Triple P intervention when applied to Dutch parents of overweight and obese children aged 4-8 years. This effectiveness study is called GO4fit.

METHODS/DESIGN

Parents of overweight and obese children are being randomized to either the intervention or the control group. Those assigned to the intervention condition receive the 14-week Lifestyle Triple P intervention, in which they learn a range of nutritional, physical activity and positive parenting strategies. Parents in the control group receive two brochures, web-based tailored advice, and suggestions for exercises to increase active playing at home. Measurements are taken at baseline, directly after the intervention, and at one year follow-up. Primary outcome measure is the children's body composition, operationalized as BMI z-score, waist circumference, and fat mass (biceps and triceps skinfolds). Secondary outcome measures are children's dietary behavior and physical activity level, parenting practices, parental feeding style, parenting style, parental self-efficacy, and body composition of family members (parents and siblings).

DISCUSSION

Our intervention is characterized by a focus on changing general parenting styles, in addition to focusing on changing specific parenting practices, as obesity interventions typically do. Strengths of the current study are the randomized design, the long-term follow-up, and the broad range of both self-reported and objectively measured outcomes.

TRIAL REGISTRATION

Current Controlled Trials NTR 2555 MEC AZM/UM: NL 31988.068.10 / MEC 10-3-052.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Promotion, and Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht (NUTRIM), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. sanne.gerards@maastrichtuniversity.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22471971

Citation

Gerards, Sanne M P L., et al. "Lifestyle Triple P: a Parenting Intervention for Childhood Obesity." BMC Public Health, vol. 12, 2012, p. 267.
Gerards SM, Dagnelie PC, Jansen MW, et al. Lifestyle Triple P: a parenting intervention for childhood obesity. BMC Public Health. 2012;12:267.
Gerards, S. M., Dagnelie, P. C., Jansen, M. W., van der Goot, L. O., de Vries, N. K., Sanders, M. R., & Kremers, S. P. (2012). Lifestyle Triple P: a parenting intervention for childhood obesity. BMC Public Health, 12, 267. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-267
Gerards SM, et al. Lifestyle Triple P: a Parenting Intervention for Childhood Obesity. BMC Public Health. 2012 Apr 3;12:267. PubMed PMID: 22471971.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Lifestyle Triple P: a parenting intervention for childhood obesity. AU - Gerards,Sanne M P L, AU - Dagnelie,Pieter C, AU - Jansen,Maria W J, AU - van der Goot,Lidy O H M, AU - de Vries,Nanne K, AU - Sanders,Matthew R, AU - Kremers,Stef P J, Y1 - 2012/04/03/ PY - 2012/03/22/received PY - 2012/04/03/accepted PY - 2012/4/5/entrez PY - 2012/4/5/pubmed PY - 2012/11/7/medline SP - 267 EP - 267 JF - BMC public health JO - BMC Public Health VL - 12 N2 - BACKGROUND: Reversing the obesity epidemic requires the development and evaluation of childhood obesity intervention programs. Lifestyle Triple P is a parent-focused group program that addresses three topics: nutrition, physical activity, and positive parenting. Australian research has established the efficacy of Lifestyle Triple P, which aims to prevent excessive weight gain in overweight and obese children. The aim of the current randomized controlled trial is to assess the effectiveness of the Lifestyle Triple P intervention when applied to Dutch parents of overweight and obese children aged 4-8 years. This effectiveness study is called GO4fit. METHODS/DESIGN: Parents of overweight and obese children are being randomized to either the intervention or the control group. Those assigned to the intervention condition receive the 14-week Lifestyle Triple P intervention, in which they learn a range of nutritional, physical activity and positive parenting strategies. Parents in the control group receive two brochures, web-based tailored advice, and suggestions for exercises to increase active playing at home. Measurements are taken at baseline, directly after the intervention, and at one year follow-up. Primary outcome measure is the children's body composition, operationalized as BMI z-score, waist circumference, and fat mass (biceps and triceps skinfolds). Secondary outcome measures are children's dietary behavior and physical activity level, parenting practices, parental feeding style, parenting style, parental self-efficacy, and body composition of family members (parents and siblings). DISCUSSION: Our intervention is characterized by a focus on changing general parenting styles, in addition to focusing on changing specific parenting practices, as obesity interventions typically do. Strengths of the current study are the randomized design, the long-term follow-up, and the broad range of both self-reported and objectively measured outcomes. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Current Controlled Trials NTR 2555 MEC AZM/UM: NL 31988.068.10 / MEC 10-3-052. SN - 1471-2458 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22471971/Lifestyle_Triple_P:_a_parenting_intervention_for_childhood_obesity_ L2 - https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-12-267 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -