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The Impact of a Structured Physical Activity Program on Bone Strength and Psycho-Motor Learning of Young Children

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2011 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: July 26, 2011
Last updated: August 1, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

To examine the impact of a structured physical activity program focused on bone strength in elementary school children in the framework of their physical education classes on:

  1. Bone strength of children participating in the activity.
  2. Physical variables and psycho-motor capabilities: vertical jumping strength, horizontal jumping strength, static balance, dynamic balance and coordination.

Condition Intervention
Bone Strength
Bone Density
Other: Upper Limb Exercises
Other: Normal physical exercises

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bone strength [ Time Frame: One year ]
    Examination of bone strength will be carried out by using a measuring device called Sunlight Omnisense. This device uses SOS (Speed of Sound) to check bone strength and density.

  • Bone density [ Time Frame: One year ]
    Examination of bone density will be carried out by using a measuring device called Sunlight Omnisense. This device uses SOS (Speed of Sound) to check bone strength and density.

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Experimental Group
Children doing additional exercises with upper limbs in physical education class
Other: Upper Limb Exercises
Upper limb exercises
Active Comparator: Control Group
Children doing normal physical education exercises
Other: Normal physical exercises
Exercises usually done by children in physical education classes


Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • First and second grade pupils
  • Healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Medical condition does not permit participation in physical education class
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01407458

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Hadera, Israel, 38100
Contact: Eias Kassem, MD    972-4-630-4331   
Principal Investigator: Eias Kassem, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Eias Kassem, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center Identifier: NCT01407458     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0043-11-HYMC
Study First Received: July 26, 2011
Last Updated: August 1, 2011 processed this record on May 23, 2017