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The Influence of a High Intensity Physical Activity Intervention on a Selection of Health Related Outcomes: An Ecological Approach

This study has been completed.
Swansea University
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University of the West of Scotland Identifier:
First received: December 4, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2009
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a High Intensity exercise intervention can elicit cardiovascular disease protection in adolescents.

Condition Intervention
To Assess the Impact of the HIT Intervention on Physiological Responses To Assess the Role of a Secondary High School as a Setting for Promoting Healthy Eating and PA Behaviours To Determine the Associations Between CVD Risk Factors at Baseline in 15 - 18 Year Old Youth Behavioral: High Intensity Exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To improve blood lipid profiles and lower levels of plasma inflammatory markers.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the associations between CVD risk factors at baseline in 15 - 18 year old youth.

Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: High Intensity Exercise Behavioral: High Intensity Exercise
In this study, participants will be instructed to sprint maximally for a period of 30 seconds. Following 30s rest, the participants will be instructed to repeat this procedure a further 3 times. This equates to 2 minutes of maximal effort sprinting interspersed with 2 minutes recovery. Participants will be requested to perform this protocol 3 times weekly. Training progression will be implemented by increasing the number of repeats from four repetitions during weeks 1 and 2, to five repetitions during weeks 3 and 4, to six repetitions during weeks 5 and 6. Finally, during week 7 participants will still perform six repetitions but interspersed by only 20 s recovery.


Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy
  • 15 - 18 yer old that are capable of performing vigorous exercise

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any health condition that would prevent them from undertaking vigorous exercise
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01027156

United Kingdom
Holy Cross High School
Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom, ML3 0BN
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of the West of Scotland
Swansea University
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Duncan Buchan, Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland Identifier: NCT01027156     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HI Intervention
Study First Received: December 4, 2009
Last Updated: December 4, 2009

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