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Mobile-based intervention intended to stop obesity in preschool-aged children: the MINISTOP randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 2017
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Title
Mobile-based intervention intended to stop obesity in preschool-aged children: the MINISTOP randomized controlled trial
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 2017
DOI 10.3945/ajcn.116.150995
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Nyström, Christine Delisle, Sandin, Sven, Henriksson, Pontus, Henriksson, Hanna, Trolle-Lagerros, Ylva, Larsson, Christel, Maddison, Ralph, Ortega, Francisco B, Pomeroy, Jeremy, Ruiz, Jonatan R, Silfvernagel, Kristin, Timpka, Toomas, Löf, Marie, Christine Delisle Nyström, Sven Sandin, Pontus Henriksson, Hanna Henriksson, Ylva Trolle-Lagerros, Christel Larsson, Ralph Maddison, Francisco B Ortega, Jeremy Pomeroy, Jonatan R Ruiz, Kristin Silfvernagel, Toomas Timpka, Marie Löf

Abstract

Background: Traditional obesity prevention programs are time- and cost-intensive. Mobile phone technology has been successful in changing behaviors and managing weight; however, to our knowledge, its potential in young children has yet to be examined.Objective: We assessed the effectiveness of a mobile health (mHealth) obesity prevention program on body fat, dietary habits, and physical activity in healthy Swedish children aged 4.5 y.Design: From 2014 to 2015, 315 children were randomly assigned to an intervention or control group. Parents in the intervention group received a 6-mo mHealth program. The primary outcome was fat mass index (FMI), whereas the secondary outcomes were intakes of fruits, vegetables, candy, and sweetened beverages and time spent sedentary and in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Composite scores for the primary and secondary outcomes were computed.Results: No statistically significant intervention effect was observed for FMI between the intervention and control group (mean ± SD: -0.23 ± 0.56 compared with -0.20 ± 0.49 kg/m(2)). However, the intervention group increased their mean composite score from baseline to follow-up, whereas the control group did not (+0.36 ± 1.47 compared with -0.06 ± 1.33 units; P = 0.021). This improvement was more pronounced among the children with an FMI above the median (4.11 kg/m(2)) (P = 0.019). The odds of increasing the composite score for the 6 dietary and physical activity behaviors were 99% higher for the intervention group than the control group (P = 0.008).Conclusions: This mHealth obesity prevention study in preschool-aged children found no difference between the intervention and control group for FMI. However, the intervention group showed a considerably higher postintervention composite score (a secondary outcome) than the control group, especially in children with a higher FMI. Further studies targeting specific obesity classes within preschool-aged children are warranted. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT02021786.

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Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 23%
Student > Master 11 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 11%
Other 11 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 14%
Sports and Recreations 7 13%
Unspecified 6 11%
Computer Science 5 9%
Other 15 27%

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#1,158,700
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#2,797
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#52
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