Comorbidity Between Balance and Childhood Anxiety
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
|Official Title:||Comorbidity Between Balance and Childhood Anxiety: Treatment of Anxiety by Training of Balance|
- Balance improvement and anxiety reduction [ Time Frame: After 7 weeks of training ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2007|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: A
Balance training group
Behavioral: Balance training
Physical exercise of balance. The training will last 7 weeks, twice per week, 1 hour per session.
Active Comparator: B
Behavioral: Motor training
Motor exercise of power and flexibility. The training will last 7 weeks, twice per week, 1 hour per session.
Study sample: 64 children, 8 to 14 years old, with diagnosis of generalized or separation anxiety.
Training: 32 of these children will undergo balance training and the other 32 children will undergo motor training of power and flexibility. Training will last 7 weeks, twice per week, 1 hr each session.
Tests: Balance and anxiety tests will be applied before training period, immediately after the last training session and again 2 months after the last training session.
Tests will include standard balance performance tests and questionnaires of anxiety.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00599742
|Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, Lev Hasharon MHC|
|Wingate Institute for Physical Education|
|Principal Investigator:||Michal Rappaport, MD||Lev-Hasharon Mental Health Center|