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A Postural Study Comparing Sitting on the Floor Versus Sitting in a Chair While Playing Video Games.

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01163955
First Posted: July 16, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2011
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Willam Brian Monroe, Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
  Purpose
To determine if sitting in a chair or sitting on the floor lends itself to better posture while playing video games.

Condition Intervention
Scoliosis Other: Time to fatigue

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: A Postural Analysis of Children Playing Video Games Sitting on the Floor vs. Sitting in a Chair: A Randomised Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Willam Brian Monroe, Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Posture Control of Head Position, Shoulder Position and Back Position [ Time Frame: 5 minute ]
    Forward Head Position (FHP), Rounded Shoulder Position (RSP), and Thoracic spine (T/s)-Lumbar spine (L/s) positions were scored. Subscale scores of 0-3 for each FHP, RSP, and T/s L/s position were obtained. Score 0 was a perfect posture score, Score 1 was 0-1 inches out of alignment. Score 2 was 1-2 inches out of alignment. Score 3 was 2-3 inches out of alignment. Subscale scores were combined for a total score with a minimum value of 0 and a maximum value of 9. 0 being a perfect posture score, 9 being the worst postural score.


Enrollment: 56
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: August 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Sitting in a chair
Sitting in a chair with back support and feet flat on the ground
Other: Time to fatigue
5 minutes while playing video games
Sitting on the Floor
Sitting on the floor without back support, crossed leg style
Other: Time to fatigue
5 minutes while playing video games

Detailed Description:
Upon completion of the parental consent form, each test subject will be instructed to flip a two-sided coin to determine the sitting position of the test subject. If the flip reveals a "heads", the child will be instructed to sit in a chair; chairs will be appropriately sized to allow the child to rest his/her feet on the ground. If the flip reveals a "tails", the child will be instructed to sit on a small carpet piece that measures 2-feet by 2-feet. Each test subject will be taken to their gaming station which will sit approximately 8 feet away from a 55-inch flat screen television that will be on a 30-inch table and handed a wireless controller. Two gaming stations will be available with one featuring the game Lego Batman and the other featuring Lego Indiana Jones with both gaming stations testing simultaneously. The test subjects will be told they can play for 5 minutes with a Physical Therapist at each station to monitor and record the test subjects' positioning.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English and Spanish Speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-english or non-spanish speaking
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01163955


Locations
United States, California
Best Buy Electronics
Bakersfield, California, United States, 93312
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
Investigators
Principal Investigator: William B Monroe, DPT, OCS Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
Principal Investigator: Erin P Pandol, MPT, OCS Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Willam Brian Monroe, Physical Therapist, Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01163955     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Protocol 10-90
First Submitted: July 15, 2010
First Posted: July 16, 2010
Results First Submitted: June 2, 2011
Results First Posted: September 30, 2011
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2011
Last Verified: October 2011

Keywords provided by Willam Brian Monroe, Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy:
Posture analysis
Video gaming
Forward Head Position
Rounded Shoulder Position
Spine Posture

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Scoliosis
Spinal Curvatures
Spinal Diseases
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases