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Weight Management &
Eating Disorders Research Program

Mailing address:
Campus Box 8134
660 S. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63110

Campus addresses:

11th Floor McDonnell Pediatric Research Building (MPRB)
4905 Children's Place
St Louis, MO 63110

T: 314-286-0076
F: 314-286-2091

Comprehensive Maintenance Program to Achieve Sustained Success (COMPASS)

No longer recruiting

This study was the first to examine the efficacy of two strategies designed to improve the long-term maintenance of weight loss in overweight children. Children, along with one participating parent, completed a family-based behavioral weight loss treatment. After completion of the weight loss program, families were randomly enrolled to receive either enhanced Social Facilitation Maintenance treatment (SFM+) or a health education program. Participating families completed assessments throughout the year-long treatment and over the course of two-year follow-up.

Inclusion criteria:

  1. Children between ages 7 and 11
  2. Child is overweight (BMI > 85th percentile)
  3. At least one parent/guardian willing to participate in program with child
  4. At least one parent/guardian's BMI > 25 kg/m2