Researchers at Seattle Children’s want to find ways to help parents and their kids better manage their weight.
The Success in Health: Impacting Families Together (SHIFT) study is for kids 7-11 years old & their parents.
The SHIFT study might be a good fit for you if:
• Your child is 7 to 11 years old and is heavy for his or her age and gender.• At least one of your child’s parents is overweight.• You and your child speak English.• Both you and your child are not currently in any treatment that affects weight or growth.
Research is always voluntary!
If you and your child decide to take part in the study, both you and your child would:• Participate in family-based behavioral weight control treatment sessions every week for five months. • The sessions are free and run in the evening for about 90 minutes at our clinics in:
○Everett ○Federal Way○Bellevue ○Downtown Seattle
• Get measurements of weight, height, and waist before receiving any treatment.• Get measurements taken throughout and after treatment (like the ones done before treatment).• Complete some surveys and interviews• Some treated parents may be invited to work with the next group of families to help them implement the skills they learned to be successful in weight management.
Families who complete all assessments will get up to $125.00 in gift cards to thank them for their time
Many children and parents have better weight control from receiving behavioral treatment. This study does not use medicines or medical procedures.
The principal researcher for this study is Dr. Brian Saelens at Seattle Children's
Contact Diana Prise at 206-884-2210 or SHIFTRecruiting@seattlechildrens.org for more information.