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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 7, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 7, 2009
Swansea University
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University of the West of Scotland

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a High Intensity exercise intervention can elicit cardiovascular disease protection in adolescents.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
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 Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2009

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Arm Intervention/treatment
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.

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

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

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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 (NCT number): 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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Responsible Party: Duncan Buchan, Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland Identifier: NCT01027156     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HI Intervention
First Posted: December 7, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 7, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009

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