Effectiveness of a Physical Activity Intervention on the Obesity of Schoolchildren (Movi2)
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a recreational physical activity intervention (RPAI) for reducing the prevalence of overweight/obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of a Leisure Time Physical Activity Intervention on the Overweight and the Obesity in Schoolchildren. The Cuenca's Study|
- Skin-fold thickness [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Over 1 years, the Movi program will reduce the prevalence of excess weight in schoolchildren and improve other cardiovascular risk factors.
- Physical activity, physical fitness, sleep, and quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Movi2 Program||
Behavioral: Movi2 Program
In the Movi2 program we will perform a recreational physical activity intervention during one year that include standardized recreative and non competitive activities conducted by sports instructors. It consisted of two 90-min after school sessions per week on school days and one 150-minute session on Saturday morning.
|No Intervention: Control|
The prevalence of overweight in Spanish children in the puberty age is among the highest in the world and increasing quickly. The investigators recently evaluated an after-school program of recreational physical activity to control obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors in primary school children in Cuenca. This program, known as the Movi program, reduced adiposity, increased serum apolipoprotein (apo) A-I concentration and reduced apo B concentration over one-year period.
Though the intervention MOVI had great acceptance between the children and his families, and it demonstrated to be effective opposite to the obesity, his results were relatively modest. For it, our hypothesis of work, which justifies this new project, is that a major intensity of the intervention, and a major weekly duration extending this one to the weekend, it might improve the efficiency on the obesity.