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Music Pacing in Pediatric Exercise Testing

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01576913
First Posted: April 13, 2012
Last Update Posted: November 25, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center
  Purpose

Study hypothesis: Music pacing improves the quality of exercise testing in children.

Children tend to cycle in a non-constant pace during exercise testing, which might make the test less reliable.

20 boys will perform two exercise tests on a cycle ergometer. One test will be done with constant tempoed music, and the other without. Different parameters will be checked including pedaling cadence, aerobic fitness, level of work load obtained.


Condition Intervention
Exercise Testing With Music Pacing Other: Music listening

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Official Title: Music Pacing in Pediatric Exercise Testing

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Further study details as provided by Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • peak VO2 [ Time Frame: end of the exercise test, approx.10 minutes ]
    peak Vo2 is the maximal oxygen consumption obtained during the exercise test, reflecting the level of aerobic fintess


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • peak power [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    maximal power obtained at the end of the exercise test

  • anaerobic threshold [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    point of increase in anaerobic metabolism

  • rating of perceived exertion [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    scale of perceived effort

  • mechanical efficiency [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    oxygen consumption per work load

  • cadence [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    pedaling rate


Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Music pacing
Exercise testing with music pacing
Other: Music listening
Listening to tempo music while cycling in an exercise test
No Intervention: No music pacing
Exercise testing without music pacing

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male sex
  • currently and generally healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presence of chronic disease/ medication use
  • BMI above 85%
  • trained/competitive cyclists
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01576913


Locations
Israel
Sheba_Medical_Center
Ramat Gan, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gal Dubnov-Raz, MD, MSc Sheba Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, senior physician, Sheba Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01576913     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-12-9340-GDR-CTIL
First Submitted: April 11, 2012
First Posted: April 13, 2012
Last Update Posted: November 25, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Keywords provided by Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center:
exercise testing
music
VO2 max


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