To evaluate the effectiveness of family-based treatment delivered by a trained interventionist located within pediatric practices compared to the care typically delivered by the family’s pediatrician for children with overweight or obesity.
Family-based treatment will be an effective treatment strategy for childhood obesity in the primary care setting.
Children aged 6-12 years with a BMI above the 85th percentile.
Participating patients and families must be willing to be randomized to usual or care or family-based treatment with 1-hour family session including a weigh-in and case management, followed by frequent office visits for up to 2 years.
Participating families can receive up to $250 over the course of their 2-year involvement in the study.
Denise Wilfley, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry (Child), Washington University School of Medicine.