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The Shared-Care Obesity Trial in CHildren (HopSCOTCH) developed and trialled a new approach to treating childhood obesity. It aimed to reduce obesity in 3-10 year olds attending their general practitioner.
The trial had three stages:
HopSCOTCH is a collaboration between the MCRI, the Royal Children's Hospital, The University of Melbourne (General Practice Department), The University of Adelaide (School of Medicine), and KnowSys. Results published in 2013.
Wake M, Lycett K, Clifford SA, et al. Shared care obesity management in 3-10 year old children: 12 month outcomes of HopSCOTCH randomised trial. BMJ. 2013;346:f3092.
Wake M, Lycett K, Sabin MA, Gunn J, Gibbons K, Hutton C, et al. A shared-care model of obesity treatment for 3-10 year old children: Protocol for the HopSCOTCH randomised controlled trial. BMC Pediatrics 2012;12(39).
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