|PROJECT TITLE||DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY TESTING OF AN INTERACTIVE, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME TO FACILITATE PROACTIVE ASSESSMENT OF OBESITY RISK DURING INFANCY (PROASK)|
|Funding body||Medical Research Council Public Health Intervention Development Scheme MR/M009327/1|
Anglia Ruskin University
University of Nottingham
University of Lincoln
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
|Overarching aim||The aim of this study is to develop and test the feasibility of a complex intervention comprising an interactive, educational programme (ProAsk) for health practitioners to guide and enhance communication with parents of infants about obesity risk identification and prevention strategies.|
|Methods||Complex intervention development and feasibility trial.|
|Outcomes||Development of a randomised controlled trial.|
Redsell S, Rose J Weng S, Swift JA, Siriwardena AN, Nathan D, Wharrad H, Atkinson P, Watson V, McMaster F, Lakshman R, Ong K, Glazebrook C (2017). Digital technology to facilitate proactive assessment of obesity risk during infancy (ProAsk): a feasibility study. BMJ Open 2017;7:e017694
Rose J, Glazebrook C, Ablewhite J, Swift J, Siriwardena AN, Nathan D, Weng S, Wharrad H, Atkinson P, Watson V, McMaster F. Ong K, Lakshman R, Redsell SA. Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy (ProAsk): Can UK Health Visitors deliver a targeted intervention prevention programme? Poster presentation at the Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) conference, Nottingham, UK, 19th-20th September 2016.
Redsell SA, Rose J, Ablewhite J, Swift J, Siriwardena AN, Nathan D, Weng S, Wharrad H, Atkinson P, Watson V, McMaster F, Ong K, Lakshman R, Glazebrook C. Proactive Assessment of Obesity Risk during Infancy (ProAsk): Enabling health visitors to communicate future risk of childhood overweight to parents through digital technology. Oral presentation at the 4th International Global Network of Public Health Nursing Conference, Bilund, Denmark, 19th-20th September 2016.
|Impact||The study will help deliver an intervention which includes strategies to improve parental feeding behaviour, infant diet and physical activity.|