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GO4IT - The effectiveness of a group intervention programme on the lifestyle of adolescents with obesity
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN27626398
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title GO4IT - The effectiveness of a group intervention programme on the lifestyle of adolescents with obesity
Scientific title
Acronym GO4IT
Serial number at source N/A
Study hypothesis The go4it programme will improve body mass index (BMI), glucose tolerance and lifestyle
Lay summary Not provided at time of registration
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment Netherlands
Disease/condition/study domain Obesity, overweight
Participants - inclusion criteria 1. Overweight or obese
2. 12-18 years of age
Participants - exclusion criteria 1. Non-Dutch-speaking
2. Overweight or obese as a result of a known syndrome or organic cause
3. Mental retardation
4. Physical limitations
5. Diagnosed diabetes mellitus (DM) type 2
Anticipated start date 01/01/2006
Anticipated end date 31/12/2009
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 160
Interventions GO4IT is a new multidisciplinary group treatment. During seven sessions, the adolescents will be educated on diet behaviour, physical activity, energy balance and how to improve their lifestyle regarding a healthy weight and maintenance of the energy balance. Besides these adolescent sessions, two other sessions will be organised for the parents.
Control: usual care, i.e. individual consultation by a dietician.
Primary outcome measure(s) 1. Body mass index (BMI)
2. Body composition
3. Glucose intolerance
4. Insulin resistance
Secondary outcome measure(s) 1. Dietary behaviour
2. Physical activity
3. Sedentary behaviour
4. Quality of life
5. Self esteem
6. Cost-effectiveness
Sources of funding Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)
Trial website
Publications 2010 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20237141
2013 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24103472
Contact name Dr  G. H.  Hofsteenge
  Address VU Medisch Centrum
Dienst Dietetiek en Voedingswetenschappen
P.O. Box 7057
  City/town Amsterdam
  Zip/Postcode 1007 MB
  Country Netherlands
  Tel +31 (0)20 4443414
  Fax +31 (0)20 4444143
  Email A.Hofsteenge@vumc.nl
Sponsor VU University Medical Center (The Netherlands)
  Address Van der Boechorststraat 7
  City/town Amsterdam
  Zip/Postcode 1081 BT
  Country Netherlands
Date applied 21/07/2006
Last edited 28/10/2013
Date ISRCTN assigned 21/07/2006
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