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Pediatric Quality of Life Among Population With BMI Greater Than or Equal to 85%: Impact of a Behavioral Intervention Program

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Trial Conditions
  • Pediatric Obesity
What is the purpose of this trial?

We are currently experiencing an epidemic of obesity in the Pediatric Population. This epidemic affects many areas including quality of life. We have been conducting a nutrition and exercise program since 2003. We have noticed that many of the participants seem to have a better quality of life after finishing the one year program compared to when they started. We would like to objectively quantify this improvement using a validated questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of the study. Questionnaires will be given to participants and to their caretakers at the same time. There will be two groups in the study: one intervention (minimum attendance of 4 sessions) and one control group.

Date & Status


Who can Participate?


10  - 20 



Inclusion Criteria:

- Ages 10-20

- BMI greater or equal to 85%

Gender: Both
Steward Physician(s)
  • Shirley Gonzalez, MD
  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center - Completed
Trial Interventions
  • Behavioral nutrition and exercise program
For more information about this trial, contact

Shirley Gonzalez, MD
Phone: (617) 926-0114

Physician Researcher

Investigator Name:

  • Shirley Gonzalez, MD

Other Information

Sponsor: Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston, Inc.
Phase: N/A
Trial ID: NCT00714870
Volunteers:  Accepting Healthy Volunteers

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