Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
05/11/2008
Date assigned
11/12/2008
Last edited
19/05/2011
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Rosa M Raich

ORCID ID

Contact details

Dept. Psicología Clínica y de la Salud
Facultad de Psicología
Universidad Autónoma De Barcelona
Campus Universitari
Edifici B
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona
08193
Spain
+34 93 581 3170
rosa.raich@uab.cat

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Interactive school-based disordered eating prevention programme in adolescent girls: general and specific effects

Acronym

Study hypothesis

A school-media literacy-based prevention programme is effective in improving eating attitudes and reducing the influences of the Beauty Ideal from baseline scores to post-test and six months follow-up.

Ethics approval

Terrassa Health and Social Welfare Institute (Institut Municipal de la Salut i Benestar Social - IMSBS), approved in February 2005

Study design

Cluster randomised controlled multi-centre trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Disordered eating

Intervention

The trial was carried out in seven schools.

The prevention programme consists of two components:

Nutrition component (Nut): One 90-minute talk. Topics include: Balanced eating concept, concept and differentiation between eating and nutrition, nutrients, food pyramid and foods, importance of water, analysis of menus

Media Literacy component (ML): Two 90-minute talks + two 60-minute activity sessions. The topics of the talks include: "Feminine beauty ideal", "How to deal with media messages". The activity sessions include analysis of advertising and writing model letters of complaint to the media.

These interventions were developed from a previous version shorter and without activities (Raich, et al (2008): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18443983). The programme is described in a manual: Raich et al (2008). Eating, Feminine Beauty Ideal and the Media. How to train critical secondary students (Alimentación, modelo estético femenino y medios de comunicación. Cómo formar alumnos críticos en educación secundaria) (2nd edition) Barcelona: Graó. ISBN: 978-84-7827-644-8: http://www.grao.com/libros/ficha.asp?ID=686.

Each school was randomly allocated to one of the following three trial arms:
1. Complete programme (Nut + ML): one session per week for five weeks
2. Partial programme (ML): one session per week for four weeks
3. Control group: no interventions (classes as usual)

Contact details of co-investigators:
Jordi Fauquet Ars (jordi.fauquet@uab.cat)
Gemma López-Guimerà (gemma.lopez@uab.cat)
Mariona Portell Vidal (mariona.portell@uab.cat)
David Sánchez-Carracedo (david.sanchez@uab.cat)

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Eating Attitudes Test (Spanish adaptation)
2. Questionnaire on Influences of Aesthetic Body Ideal-26 (CIMEC)

The primary and secondary outcomes were assessed at baseline, post-test (one week after the last activity "Letter of complaint to the media") and six months.

Secondary outcome measures

The primary outcome measures above were assessed for participants who completed the "analysis of advertising" and the "letters of complaint to the media" activities.

The primary and secondary outcomes were assessed at baseline, post-test (one week after the last activity "Letter of complaint to the media") and six months.

Overall trial start date

27/10/2005

Overall trial end date

02/06/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Second-grade (eight-grade in USA; 13 years) female students in Spanish secondary education.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Female

Target number of participants

263

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet the inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

27/10/2005

Recruitment end date

02/06/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Spain

Trial participating centre

Dept. Psicología Clínica y de la Salud
Barcelona
08193
Spain

Sponsor information

Organisation

Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación) (Spain)

Sponsor details

C/Albacete 5
Madrid
28027
Spain
+34 91 603 7000
informa@micinn.es

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://web.micinn.es

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Ministry of Science and Technology (Spain) (ref: BSO 2002-03689)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Ministry of Education and Science (Spain) (ref: SEJ 2005-07099)

Alternative name(s)

Ministry of Education and Science

Funding Body Type

government organisation

Funding Body Subtype

government non-federal

Location

Portugal

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

1. 2011 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21568186

Publication citations

  1. Results

    López-Guimerà G, Sánchez-Carracedo D, Fauquet J, Portell M, Raich RM, Impact of a school-based disordered eating prevention program in adolescent girls: general and specific effects depending on adherence to the interactive activities., Span J Psychol, 2011, 14, 1, 293-303.

Additional files

Editorial Notes