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The Use of Pedometers as an Adjunctive Tool in a School-based Pediatric Weight Management Program

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00921323
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 16, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 3, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Children's Miracle Network
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vincent P.R. Aluquin, Penn State University

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is:

  • To validate the use of pedometers in assessing the level of physical activity in middle school children.
  • To evaluate whether setting a step goal through the use of pedometers could increase physical activity and prevent weight gain in middle school children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Behavioral: Goal-setting group

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Use of Pedometers as an Adjunctive Tool in a School-based Pediatric Weight Management Program
Study Start Date : July 2009
Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Study Completion Date : June 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Control
The control group will be advised to continue to be physically active and record daily steps
Active Comparator: Goal-setting group
This intervention group would be instructed to increase their daily step count by at least 20% above their baseline gradually over 3 months.
Behavioral: Goal-setting group
This intervention group will be advised to increase their daily steps by at least 20% gradually over 3 months



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body mass index [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Daily step counts [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. Survey questionnaire [ Time Frame: 3 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All healthy 8th grade students at the Springboard Academy of the Milton Hershey School willing to participate in the study and whose parents give consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any medical condition that prevents the child from walking during the 12 week study period.
  • Non-English speaking student.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00921323


Locations
United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State College of Medicine / Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Penn State University
Children's Miracle Network

Responsible Party: Vincent P.R. Aluquin, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Penn State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00921323     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB Protocol No. 29778
First Posted: June 16, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 3, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012

Keywords provided by Vincent P.R. Aluquin, Penn State University:
Obesity
Physical activity
pedometers
children