Open Access Study protocol

Parents as Agents of Change (PAC) in pediatric weight management: The protocol for the PAC randomized clinical trial

Geoff D C Ball1*, Kathryn A Ambler2, Rachel A Keaschuk3, Rhonda J Rosychuk4, Nicholas L Holt5, John C Spence6, Mary M Jetha7, Arya M Sharma8 and Amanda S Newton9

Author Affiliations

1 8B, Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health, Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre, 11111 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, CANADA, T5K0L4

2 8B, Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health, Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre, 11111 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, CANADA, T5K0L4

3 Community Programs East, Alberta Health Services, Northgate Health Centre, Edmonton, AB, CANADA

4 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Rm 3-524, 11405 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, CANADA, T6G1C9

5 P3-20 S Van Vliet Centre, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CANADA, T6G2H9

6 W1-16 H Van Vliet Centre, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CANADA, T6G2H9

7 8B, Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health, Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre, 11111 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, CANADA, T5K0L4

8 406 CSC Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, AB, CANADA, T5H3V9

9 3-526 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, 11405 87 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, CANADA, T6G1C9

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BMC Pediatrics 2012, 12:114  doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-114

Published: 6 August 2012

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Appendix 1. Sample screenshot from the PAC Intervention Leader Manual, which includes the PowerPoint ® slide presented to parents, bullet points for group leaders to emphasize/paraphrase with parents, and references used to inform the development of the evidence-based curriculum. Appendix 2. Sample screenshot from the PAC Intervention Parent Manual, which includes the PowerPoint ® slide presented to parents, space for parents to record the results of their goal-setting from the previous week, and probing questions to encourage parents to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and what (if anything) they would do differently next time.

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