Table 1

The MYLIFE study design: assessment and scheduling of baseline, follow-up visits and intervention sessions
Baseline 3-mo 6-mo 9-mo 12-mo
Blood sampled a
Anthropometry b
Body composition assessment
Bone assessments
  Lumbar spine vertebrae 1-4 (AP and AP-Lateral)
  Total hip
  Forearm (1/3 distal radius)
pQCT e
  Radius (%: 4, 66)
  Tibia (%: 4, 14, 38, 66)
Muscle function f
  Family Health (FHQ)
  Child Health (CHQ)
  Child Intention (CIQ)
Baseline education g h h h h
Lifestyle intervention End of Mo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Intervention groups
Control group i

a Includes: Glucose, HbA1C, insulin, calcium, CBC-profile, lipid-profile, AST/ ALT, C-reactive protein, Estradiol, LH.

b Includes: Weight, height, BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, pulse and skin pigmentation by spectrophotometer (CM-700d/600d, Konica Minolta, Ramsey, NJ, USA).

c Body composition assessed by DXA to yield: total mass (g), fat mass (g), lean + BMC (g) % BF, Android/ Gynoid ratio.

d DXA measures of bone to yield: bone area (cm2), BMC (g), BMD (g/cm3).

e pQCT measures both bone content [i.e. cortical density (mg/cm3)] and geometry [i.e. cortical area (mm2)].

f Force plate assessment: jumping (force, power), sit-to-stand (force, power) and balance.

g Basic Education: Performed by a registered dietitian; a basic review of nutrition and PA guide.

h A dietitian is always present to answer questions and deal with age changes if in control.

i Control group receives the 6 lifestyle interventions after completion of 12 mo of study.

Cohen et al.

Cohen et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:383   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-383

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