The effects of the Odense Overweight Intervention Study

Kristian Traberg Larsen, Tao Huang, Mathias Ried-Larsen, Lars Bo Andersen, Malene Søborg Heidemann, Niels Christian Møller

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Aim: The primary aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of the Odense Overweight Intervention Study on BMI development.
Methods: The OOIS is a semi-blinded randomized controlled trial with three measurement occasions. Participants were allocated into two intervention arms; a day camp intervention arm (DCIA) and a standard intervention arm (SIA). For the DCIA the camp lasted for six weeks and consisted of fun-based physical activities, healthy eating, and health classes. The following 10 months a family based intervention was accomplished. The SIA was offered a weekly activity session lasting 1 – 2 hours for six weeks. The primary outcome is BMI. Secondary outcomes are BMI z-scores, fat percentage by DXA scanner and a composite metabolic risk z-score.
Results: At 6 and 52 weeks follow up the DCIA has 2.2 and 1.2 lower BMI than the SIA, respectively. The same pattern is seen in favor of the DCIA in BMI z-score, clustered risk z-score, systolic blood pressure, abdominal fat-%, waist circumference, cardiorespiratory fitness, and total cholesterol/HDL ratio. In body fat-%, waist circumference and triglycerides, there is only a significant group difference at 6 weeks and not at 52 weeks.
Conclusions: The DCIA has a clear positive health effect in key parameters; BMI, BMI z-score, body fat-%, and clustered risk. The effect is pronounced at 6 weeks and, though reduced, still present after 52 weeks. The results of the study shows the potential of an activity camp as a basis for health change, and the model can potentially be implemented in other regions as well.
Translated title of the contributionEffekterne af Odense Overweight Intervention Study
Original languageEnglish
Publication date12. Mar 2015
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 12. Mar 2015
EventEuropean Youth Heart Study Symposium - Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania, Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Duration: 11. Mar 201513. Mar 2015


SeminarEuropean Youth Heart Study Symposium
LocationClarion Hotel Royal Christiania, Oslo

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