PACE iDP & PC – Clinical Systems Interventions for Obese and Overweight Children

PACE-iDP – An Intervention for Youth at Risk for Diabetes

This NIDDK-funded study evaluated whether BMI could be reduced in overweight adolescents by intervening in physical activity and nutrition behaviors via a combination of clinical counseling, web intervention and, in an experimental arm of the study, text messages. The program emphasized the importance of familial influence by including parent participation in all arms of the study.

Principal Investigator: Kevin Patrick, MD, MS 
Co- Investigators: Karen Calfas, PhD, James Sallis, PhD, Greg Norman, PhD, Michael Gottschalk, MD, PhD


PACE PC Study – Primary Care Management of Adolescent Obesity

This 12-month intervention also evaluated whether BMI can be reduced in obese adolescents (ages 11-13) by intervening in physical activity and nutrition behaviors within primary care settings.  PACE-PC is a theory-based stepped care program that enables clinicians to intervene with obese adolescents to improve their anthropometric, metabolic, physiological, behavioral, and quality of life outcomes over a one-year period. The program integrates clinician counseling, health educator counseling, and phone and mail contact.

Principal Investigator: Kevin Patrick, MD, MS
Co-Investigators: Karen Calfas, PhD, Greg Norman, PhD, Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH, Michael Gottschalk, MD, PhD, Cheryl Rock, PhD, RD, Todd Gilmer, PhD