Journal article

Shared care obesity management in 3-10 year old children: 12 month outcomes of HopSCOTCH randomised trial

Melissa Wake, Kate Lycett, Susan A Clifford, Matthew A Sabin, Jane Gunn, Kay Gibbons, Cathy Hutton, Zoe McCallum, Sarah J Arnup, Gary Wittert

BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether general practice surveillance for childhood obesity, followed by obesity management across primary and tertiary care settings using a shared care model, improves body mass index and related outcomes in obese children aged 3-10 years. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial. SETTING: 22 family practices (35 participating general practitioners) and a tertiary weight management service (three paediatricians, two dietitians) in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: Children aged 3-10 years with body mass index above the 95th centile recruited through their general practice between July 2009 and April 2010. INTERVENTION: Children were randomly allocated to one tertiary a..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


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Funding Acknowledgements

HopSCOTCH was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC Priority Driven Research Grant 491212). MW was part funded by NHMRC Population Health Career Development Grants 284556 and 546405 and MAS by NHMRC Professional Training Fellowship 1012201. Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.