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Family Exergaming: A Research Study Testing a Videogame Intervention to Increase Physical Activity for Families

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00889122
First Posted: April 28, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2010
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Collaborator:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Information provided by:
Maine Medical Center
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine if an interactive game (Dance Dance Revolution/DDR) can promote healthy physical activity for the health of all family members

Condition Intervention
Obesity Behavioral: Exergame (DDR)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Family Exergaming: A Research Study Testing a Videogame Intervention to Increase Physical Activity for Families

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Further study details as provided by Maine Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Amount of physical activity [ Time Frame: 14 weeks ]

Enrollment: 213
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: February 2010
Primary Completion Date: February 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Lifestyle Counseling Behavioral: Exergame (DDR)
Use of an active videogame vs. pedometers given to entire families to promote physical activity.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 9-17
  • Overweight status (BMI of 85% and above)
  • Willing to come to two (2 hour) visits to MMCRI for measurements and complete surveys
  • Family participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Serious heart condition
  • Photo-sensitive seizures
  • Previous extensive history using DDR
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00889122


Locations
United States, Maine
Maine Medical Center Research Institute
Scarborough, Maine, United States, 04074
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maine Medical Center
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ann Maloney, MD Maine Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ann Maloney, MD, Maine Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00889122     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3459
First Submitted: April 27, 2009
First Posted: April 28, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2010
Last Verified: July 2010

Keywords provided by Maine Medical Center:
Obesity
Exergames
Videogames
Prevention
Family
Dance Dance Revolution
Pedometer