Volunteering and Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
William T. Grant Foundation
HopeLab Foundation
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01698034
First received: September 21, 2012
Last updated: October 2, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

September 21, 2012
October 2, 2012
September 2011
January 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Body mass index [ Time Frame: Baseline-adjusted post-intervention scores at 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • C-reactive protein [ Time Frame: Baseline-adjusted post-intervention scores at 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Interleukin-6 [ Time Frame: Baseline-adjusted post-intervention scores at 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Total Cholesterol [ Time Frame: Baseline-adjusted post-intervention scores at 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Volunteering and Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents
How Volunteer Programs Affect Health and Well-being in Low-income Youth

This study tested whether getting youth engaged in helping others (volunteering) would benefit youth's physical health. 106 predominantly minority and low socioeconomic status (SES) youth were randomized to either volunteer weekly with elementary school children in after school programs or to a wait-list control group. The investigators hypothesized that cardiovascular risk markers of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), total cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI) would be lower at post-intervention (4 months after baseline) in the volunteer group compared to the control group. The investigators also hypothesized that the intervention might work through pathways such as reducing negative mood, improving self esteem, and increasing prosocial behaviors (empathy, altruism).

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Behavioral: Volunteering
Weekly volunteering with elementary school children in after school programs
  • Experimental: Volunteering
    Weekly volunteering with elementary school children in after school programs
    Intervention: Behavioral: Volunteering
  • No Intervention: Control
    Wait-list control
Schreier HM, Schonert-Reichl KA, Chen E. Effect of volunteering on risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adolescents: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Apr;167(4):327-32. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.1100.

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Completed
106
January 2012
January 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 10th grade high school student
  • English speaking
  • No chronic illnesses

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic medical illness
Both
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Canada
 
NCT01698034
H11-00943
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University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
  • William T. Grant Foundation
  • HopeLab Foundation
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Principal Investigator: Edith Chen Northwestern University
University of British Columbia
October 2012

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