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Scottish Childhood Obesity Treatment Trial
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN41383109
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier
EudraCT number
Public title Scottish Childhood Obesity Treatment Trial
Scientific title
Acronym SCOTT
Serial number at source N/A
Study hypothesis To test whether a novel (intensive and behavioural) dietetic intervention for childhood obesity was more successful than standard care.
Lay summary
Ethics approval Not provided at time of registration
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment United Kingdom
Disease/condition/study domain Obesity
Participants - inclusion criteria Obese (body mass index [BMI] greater than 98th percentile) children of primary school age (5 - 11 years at baseline), referred for treatment for their obesity.
Participants - exclusion criteria 1. Non obese
2. Family apparently not willing to attempt lifestyle changes
3. Having special educational needs
4. Receiving treatment for obesity elsewhere
Anticipated start date 01/02/2003
Anticipated end date 01/02/2006
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 134
Interventions Intervention:
Intensive behavioural approach to treatment (eight appointments over six months; 5 - 6 hours patient/family contact time).

Standard dietetic care (1 - 1.5 hours patient/family contact time over six months).
Primary outcome measure(s) Body mass index (BMI) standard deviation score.

Outcomes measured at baseline, +6 months after start of intervention and +12 months after start of intervention.
Secondary outcome measure(s) 1. Objectively measured habitual physical activity and sedentary behaviour (accelerometry)
2. Waist circumference standard deviation score
3. Quality of life

Outcomes measured at baseline, +6 months after start of intervention and +12 months after start of intervention.
Sources of funding Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Executive Health Department (UK)
Trial website
Publications Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18310175
Contact name Dr  John J  Reilly
  Address Reader in Paediatric Energy Metabolism
University of Glasgow Division of Developmental Medicine
1st Floor Tower Block QMH
Yorkhill Hospitals
  City/town Glasgow
  Zip/Postcode G3 8SJ
  Country United Kingdom
  Email jjr2y@clinmed.gla.ac.uk
Sponsor Yorkhill Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)
  Address Yorkhill
  City/town Glasgow
  Zip/Postcode G3 8SJ
  Country United Kingdom
  Email Morlet.Meinertz@yorkhill.scot.nhs.uk
  Sponsor website: http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/content/
Date applied 28/04/2005
Last edited 19/03/2008
Date ISRCTN assigned 15/06/2005
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