Weight Management in Children

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to collect information about participants and their families while they participate in Brenner FIT. This information will help us plan programs and interventions to understand family expectations of obesity treatment, what barriers may get in the way of participating, and learn why families may drop out of weight management programs. The best way we know to treat childhood obesity is to include the entire family in the treatment process. This will provide us valuable information for unique ways to specifically help the children and their family. These programs and interventions will be delivered in community and medical settings.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 2 - 18

Eligibility Criteria

  • Children with at least one adult caregiver (caregiver will also be consented as a participant)
  • Children referred tot he Brenner FIT program for treatment of obesity

What is involved

  • Participant will last about 5 months
  • Questionnaires
  • Height and weight measurements
  • 1 phone interview


$25 gift card for completing all questionnaires, $25 gift card for completing the final phone interview

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Megan Irby

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.