Effects of Social Skills and Physical Activity Training on Recreational Activities in Youth

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, University at Buffalo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00886171
First received: April 21, 2009
Last updated: September 28, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of social skills training on adolescents physical activity levels. For one week at the beginning and end of the study teens will wear a BioTrainer to measure their activity levels and also wear a pager to communicate the types of activities they are doing throughout the day. For 8 weeks participants will be randomized into one of two groups, a social skills training group or a physical activity group.

The investigators predict that both groups will experience an increase in physical activity and social involvement (decrease time spent alone).


Condition Intervention
Social Skills
Physical Activity
Behavioral: Social Skills Training
Behavioral: Physical Activity Training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Social Skills and Physical Activity Training on Recreational Activities in Youth

Further study details as provided by University at Buffalo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • physical activity levels [ Time Frame: pre and post intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 35
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: May 2009
Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Social Skills Training Behavioral: Social Skills Training
Social skills group will consist of one session (60 minutes) per week for 8 weeks
Experimental: Physical Activity Training Behavioral: Physical Activity Training
Physical activity groups consist of one session (60 minutes) per week for 8 weeks

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Boys and girls ages 12-14
  • Youth who encounter problematic relationships with their peers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Youth should have no psychopathology, developmental disabilities, or asthma that would limit participation
  • Youth should have no cold or upper respiratory distress or a condition that could influence their activities
  • Youth should not be taking medications that could affect their level of activity
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00886171

Locations
United States, New York
University at Buffalo, Division of Behavioral Medicine
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14214
Sponsors and Collaborators
University at Buffalo
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sarah J Salvy, Ph.D. University at Buffalo
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00886171     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DB#2175
Study First Received: April 21, 2009
Last Updated: September 28, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University at Buffalo:
social skills
physical activity
peer relationships
childhood obesity
changes in physical activity
changes in social involvement

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 01, 2014