Perception of Physical Exertion in Healthy Weight and Obese Adolescents

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2013 by University of Vermont
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Connie Tompkins, PhD, University of Vermont
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01695785
First received: September 24, 2012
Last updated: May 15, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
  Purpose

Little is known regarding the relationship between perceived and physiological exertion in adolescents. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between physiological and perceptual markers of effort during exercise and the relationship of these markers to other health-related behaviors in healthy weight and obese adolescents.


Condition
Physiological Response to Exercise
Perception of Exercise Difficulty

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Perception of Physical Exertion in Healthy Weight and Obese Adolescents: A Pilot Study

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Further study details as provided by University of Vermont:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physiological responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise [ Time Frame: 7-10 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Physiological responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise will be assessed during the exercise test and immediately upon completion of the exercise test. The submaximal treadmill exercise will take place at visit 1 and the maximal treadmill exercise test will take place at the 2nd and final visit which will occur 7-10 days from the 1st visit. There is no intervention between visits.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Perceptual responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise [ Time Frame: 7-10 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Perceptual responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise will be assessed during the exercise test and immediately upon completion of the exercise test. The submaximal treadmill exercise will take place at visit 1 and the maximal treadmill exercise test will take place at the 2nd and final visit which will occur 7-10 days from the 1st visit. There is no intervention between visits.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Physical activity intention [ Time Frame: 7 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subjects will be asked how much physical activity they plan or intend to participate in for the next 7 days.

  • Physical activity behavior [ Time Frame: 7 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subjects will be asked how much physical activity they participated in for the past 7 days.


Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Healthy weight
greater than or equal to the 5th to less than the 85th BMI percentile
Obese
greater than or equal to the 95th BMI percentile

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Healthy weight and obese adolescents from the community

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy weight (>5th-85th BMI percentile) or obese (>95th BMI percentile)
  • male and female adolescents, 13-18 years
  • Approval to participate in a submaximal and maximal treadmill test received from the adolescent's pediatrician.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Underweight (<5th BMI percentile)
  • overweight (85 - <95th BMI percentile)
  • evidence/reporting of significant cardiovascular disease, cardiac arrhythmias, liver disease, or the chronic use of medications including diuretics, steroids and adrenergic-stimulating agents.
  • Adolescents with emotional problems such as clinical depression or other diagnosed psychological condition and currently use prescription medication for psychological conditions.
  • Approval to participate in a submaximal and maximal treadmill test from the adolescent's pediatrician not obtained
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01695785

Contacts
Contact: Connie Tompkins, PhD 802-656-3817 Connie.Tompkins@uvm.edu

Locations
United States, Vermont
University of Vermont Recruiting
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05405
Contact: Connie Tompkins, PhD    802-656-3817    Connie.Tompkins@uvm.edu   
Principal Investigator: Connie Tompkins, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Vermont
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Connie Tompkins, PhD University of Vermont
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Connie Tompkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01695785     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M12-079
Study First Received: September 24, 2012
Last Updated: May 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: UVM IRB Committee on Human Research in the Medical Sciences

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014