Parent and Family Oriented Support Interventions for the Facilitation of Weight Loss in African American Families

  • End date
    Jan 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Updated on 27 January 2021


This study tests the effectiveness of parent and family oriented support interventions that are designed to help with weight loss among African American families. Obesity tends to run in families, thus family based interventions, with parents as main change agents have been strongly recommended. The parent and family oriented support Interventions may help facilitate weight loss among African American families.



I. Determine whether a parent/caregiver intervention or a family intervention can produce greater weight loss among obese African American (AA) parents at 12 months compared to a cancer prevention group (control).

II. Use the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) model, to evaluate individual and church-level barriers and facilitators on program reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, maintenance and dissemination.


I. Explore whether a parent/caregiver intervention and a family intervention can produce weight maintenance or weight loss, as determined by change in body mass index (BMI) z-score, among AA children at risk for obesity at 12 months compared to the control group.

II. Determine the extent to which the proposed interventions improve fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption, physical activity, blood pressure, body fat percentage, muscle mass and waist circumference.

OUTLINE: Churches are randomized to 1 of 3 groups.

GROUP I: Parents/caregivers whose churches are randomized to Group I, attend monthly health coaching sessions over 1 hour each for 12 months, 9 resource navigation sessions over 12 months, and monthly support groups for 12 months.

GROUP II: Families whose churches are randomized to Group II, attend monthly health coaching sessions over 1 hour each for 12 months, 9 resource navigation sessions over 12 months, and monthly support groups for 12 months.

GROUP III: Families whose churches are randomized to Group III, receive an educational handbook on cancer prevention.

Treatment questionnaire administration, educational intervention, informational intervention, Support Group Therapy, Educational Activity
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04644224
SponsorM.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Last Modified on27 January 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

Is your age between 10 yrs and 65 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have any of these conditions: Do you have Obesity-Related Malignant Neoplasm??
DYAD: Be parent/caregiver (legal parent or custodial grandparent; male or female) and child willing to participate
DYAD: Live together in the same household
PARENT/CAREGIVER: Self-identify as black or African American
PARENT/CAREGIVER: Parent or caregiver age 18 through 65 years old
PARENT/CAREGIVER: Are obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30)
PARENT/CAREGIVER: Are not currently participating in a physical activity (PA), diet, or weight management program
PARENT/CAREGIVER: Have a valid home address, telephone number, and internet access
PARENT/CAREGIVER: Enroll with a child aged 10-16 years
PARENT/CAREGIVER: Are able to speak English
CHILDREN: They are aged between 10-16 years

Exclusion Criteria

PARENT/CAREGIVER: They are currently pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant during the study period
PARENT/CAREGIVER: They present any contraindications for exercise based on responses to the PA Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)
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