The Impact of Exergame on User Health

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ching-I Teng, Chang Gung University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02129023
First received: April 15, 2014
Last updated: June 10, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine whether exergame use can improve user health, in terms of physical fitness, self-rated mental health and physical health, and favorable attitude, strong intention, and actual behavior of future exercise. Moreover, this study also examines whether past exercise moderates the impact of exergame use on user health.


Condition Intervention
Impact of Exergame Use on User Health
Device: Xbox 360

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: The Impact of Exergame on User Health: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Chang Gung University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in physical fitness [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Physical fitness was assessed twice by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, including body composition, cardio-pulmonary function, muscular strength, muscular endurance, explosive force, flexibility, agility, sense of balance, and cardiorespiratory endurance.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in mental and physical health (12 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-rated mental and physical health, using the SF-36 scale.

  • Change in attitude of future exercise (12 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported questionnaires assessing users' attitude toward future exercise between an expected average of 12 weeks since randomization.

  • Change in intention of future exercise (12 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported questionnaires assessing users' intention to do exercise in the future between an expected average of 12 weeks since randomization.

  • Change in behavior of future exercise (12 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported questionnaires assessing users' actual exercise behavior between an expected average of 12 weeks since randomization.

  • Change in mental and physical health (8 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-rated mental and physical health, using the SF-36 scale.

  • Change in attitude of future exercise (8 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported questionnaires assessing users' attitude toward future exercise between an expected average of 8 weeks since randomization.

  • Change in intention of future exercise (8 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported questionnaires assessing users' intention to do exercise in the future between an expected average of 8 weeks since randomization.

  • Change in behavior of future exercise (8 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported questionnaires assessing users' actual exercise behavior between an expected average of 8 weeks since randomization.

  • Change in mental and physical health (4 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-rated mental and physical health, using the SF-36 scale.

  • Change in attitude of future exercise (4 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported questionnaires assessing users' attitude toward future exercise between an expected average of 4 weeks since randomization.

  • Change in intention of future exercise (4 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported questionnaires assessing users' intention to do exercise in the future between an expected average of 4 weeks since randomization.

  • Change in behavior of future exercise (4 weeks) [ Time Frame: The beginning and the end of expected average of 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Self-reported questionnaires assessing users' actual exercise behavior between an expected average of 4 weeks since randomization.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Perceived Challenge (beginning) [ Time Frame: Beginning of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing perceived challenge

  • Perceived Achievement (beginning) [ Time Frame: Beginning of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing perceived achievement

  • Continuance Intention (beginning) [ Time Frame: Beginning of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing intention to continue to use the exergame

  • Perceived Challenge (after 4 weeks) [ Time Frame: After 4 weeks of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing perceived challenge

  • Perceived Achievement (after 4 weeks) [ Time Frame: After 4 weeks of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing perceived achievement

  • Continuance Intention (after 4 weeks) [ Time Frame: After 4 weeks of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing intention to continue to use the exergame

  • Perceived Challenge (after 8 weeks) [ Time Frame: After 8 weeks of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing perceived challenge

  • Perceived Achievement (after 8 weeks) [ Time Frame: After 8 weeks of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing perceived achievement

  • Continuance Intention (after 8 weeks) [ Time Frame: After 8 weeks of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing intention to continue to use the exergame

  • Perceived Challenge (after 12 weeks) [ Time Frame: After 12 weeks of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing perceived challenge

  • Perceived Achievement (after 12 weeks) [ Time Frame: After 12 weeks of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing perceived achievement

  • Continuance Intention (after 12 weeks) [ Time Frame: After 12 weeks of the participation in this study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Evaluated using scales measuing intention to continue to use the exergame


Estimated Enrollment: 116
Study Start Date: January 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: exergame
Participants were asked to use exergame (Xbox 360) half hour for three times per week in the 12-week study period.
Device: Xbox 360
For each participant in the experimental arm, two Xbox 360 exercise items were randomly selected from the nine items, which are related to user health. Each participant takes the two exercise items in turn.
No Intervention: control
Participants were not asked to use exergames.

Detailed Description:

The main hypotheses are:

H1: Compared with the control group participants (who do not use exergame) the experimental group participants (who use exergame) have better change in physical fitness. The difference between these two groups in the amount of change is negatively related to past exercise.

H2: Compared with the control group participants (who do not use exergame) the experimental group participants (who use exergame) have better change in (a) mental health and (b) physical health after the intervention. The difference between these two groups in the amount of change is negatively related to past exercise.

H3: Compared with the control group participants (who do not use exergame) the experimental group participants (who use exergame) have better change in (a) attitude, (b) intention and (c) behavior of doing another exercise in the future. The difference between these two groups in the amount of change is negatively related to past exercise.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • junior and senior undergraduate student
  • senior graduate student

Exclusion Criteria:

  • asthma
  • high myopia
  • anemia
  • vertigo
  • cardiopathy
  • hypertension
  • unstable of intracranial pressure and blood pressure
  • cardiac arrhythmia
  • heart failure
  • angor pectoris
  • injury of vertebra
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • hereditary cardiac arrhythmia
  • musculoskeletal system injury
  • glaucoma
  • psychiatric disorders
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02129023

Locations
Taiwan
Chang Gung University
Taoyuan, Taiwan, 333
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chang Gung University
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ching-I Teng, PhD Chang Gung University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ching-I Teng, Professor, Chang Gung University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02129023     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CMRPD3D0021
Study First Received: April 15, 2014
Last Updated: June 10, 2014
Health Authority: Taiwan: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Chang Gung University:
Exergame
user health
exercise

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 25, 2014