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The CANadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR): Study protocol

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, June 2014
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The CANadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR): Study protocol
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BMC Pediatrics, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2431-14-161
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Katherine M Morrison, Samah Damanhoury, Annick Buchholz, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Marie Lambert, Mark S Tremblay, Glenn Berall, Jill Hamilton, Anne Marie Laberge, Laurent Legault, Lehana Thabane, Monica Jakymyshyn, Kathryn A Ambler, Geoff D C Ball


Over recent decades, the prevalence of pediatric obesity has increased markedly in developed and developing countries, and the impact of obesity on health throughout the lifespan has led to urgent calls for action. Family-based weight management interventions that emphasize healthy lifestyle changes can lead to modest improvements in weight status of children with obesity. However, these interventions are generally short in duration, reported in the context of randomized controlled trials and there are few reports of outcomes of these treatment approaches in the clinical setting. Answering these questions is critical for improving the care of children with obesity accessing outpatient health services for weight management. In response, the CANadian Pediatric Weight management Registry (CANPWR) was designed with the following three primary aims:1. Document changes in anthropometric, lifestyle, behavioural, and obesity-related co-morbidities in children enrolled in Canadian pediatric weight management programs over a three-year period;2. Characterize the individual-, family-, and program-level determinants of change in anthropometric and obesity-related co-morbidities;3. Examine the individual-, family-, and program-level determinants of program attrition.Methods/design: This prospective cohort, multi-centre study will include children (2 - 17 years old; body mass index >=85th percentile) enrolled in one of eight Canadian pediatric weight management centres. We will recruit 1,600 study participants over a three-year period. Data collection will occur at presentation and 6-, 12-, 24-, and 36-months follow-up. The primary study outcomes are BMI z-score and change in BMI z-score over time. Secondary outcomes include anthropometric (e.g., height, waist circumference,), cardiometabolic (e.g., blood pressure, lipid profile, glycemia), lifestyle (e.g., dietary intake, physical activity, sedentary activity), and psychosocial (e.g., health-related quality of life) variables. Potential determinants of change and program attrition will include individual-, family-, and program-level variables.

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Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Unknown 155 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 30 19%
Student > Master 28 18%
Student > Bachelor 19 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 11%
Other 6 4%
Other 26 17%
Unknown 31 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 45 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 15%
Social Sciences 12 8%
Psychology 9 6%
Sports and Recreations 8 5%
Other 14 9%
Unknown 45 29%

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