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ISRCTN45068927, assigned April 2004
The first Live, Eat and Play (LEAP) Study trialled a new strategy for use by General Practitioners (GPs), aimed at reducing overweight in Victorian primary school children. The project consisted of two phases:
ISRCTN52511065, assigned September 2005
The second Live, Eat and Play (LEAP2) Study was a larger trial, building on what we learned during LEAP1. The project consisted of two phases:
In 2009-2010, we saw the children again, 3-4 years later. We studied longer-term psychosocial, physical activity and nutritional predictors of long-term BMI change. We hope to see them again in 2012-2013.
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Prof Melissa Wake
Wake M, Baur L, Gerner B, Gibbons K, Gold L, Gunn J, Levickis P, McCallum Z, Naughton G, Sanci L, Ukoumunne O. Outcomes and costs of primary care surveillance and intervention for overweight or obese children: the LEAP 2 randomised controlled trial. BMJ2009;339:b3308doi:10.1136/bmj.b3308
Wake M, Gold L, McCallum Z, Gerner B, Waters E. Economic Evaluation of a Primary Care Trial to Reduce Weight Gain in Overweight/Obese Children: The LEAP Trial. Ambulatory
Pediatrics 2008; 8: 336-341.
Gunn J, McCallum Z, Sanci L, Gerner B, Harris C, Wake M. What do GPs get out of participating in clinical research? Experience of the LEAP trial. Aust Fam Physician 2008; 37(5): 372-375.
Rogers L, Gerner B, Wake M, Gunn J. LEAP Trial [letter]. Aust Fam Physican 2007; 36(11): 887-888.
McCallum Z, Wake M, Gerner B, Baur LA, Gibbons K, Gold L, Gunn J, Harris C, Naughton G, Riess C, Sanci L, Sheehan S, Ukoumunne OC, Waters E. Outcome data from the LEAP (Live, Eat and Play) trial: A randomized controlled trial in a primary care intervention for childhood overweight/mild obesity. Int J
Obes 2007; 31:630-636.
Moodie M, Haby M, Wake M, Gold L, Carter R. ACE-Obesity: Cost-effectiveness of a family-based GP-mediated intervention targeting overweight and moderately obese children. SubmittedEconomics & Human Biology 30 Aug 2007.
Gerner B, McCallum Z, Sheehan J, Harris C, Wake M. Are general practitioners equipped to detect child overweight/obesity? Survey and audit. J Paediatr Child Health 2006; 42(4):206-211.
McCallum Z, Wake M, Gerner B, Harris C, Gibbons K, Gunn J, Waters E, Baur LA. Can Australian general practitioners tackle childhood overweight/obesity? Methods and processes from the LEAP randomised controlled trial. J Paediatr Child Health2005; 41:488-494.
Wake M, McCallum Z. Secondary prevention of overweight in primary school children: what place for general practice? Med J
Aust 2004; 181(2):82-84.
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.