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Perception of Physical Exertion in Healthy Weight and Obese Adolescents

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01695785
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2015 by Connie Tompkins, PhD, University of Vermont.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 10, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Little is known regarding the relationship between perceived and physiological exertion in adolescents. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between physiological and perceptual markers of effort during exercise and the relationship of these markers to other health-related behaviors in healthy weight and obese adolescents.

Condition or disease
Physiological Response to Exercise Perception of Exercise Difficulty

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Perception of Physical Exertion in Healthy Weight and Obese Adolescents: A Pilot Study
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2016

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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
Healthy weight
greater than or equal to the 5th to less than the 85th BMI percentile
Obese
greater than or equal to the 95th BMI percentile


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physiological responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise [ Time Frame: 7-10 days ]
    Physiological responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise will be assessed during the exercise test and immediately upon completion of the exercise test. The submaximal treadmill exercise will take place at visit 1 and the maximal treadmill exercise test will take place at the 2nd and final visit which will occur 7-10 days from the 1st visit. There is no intervention between visits.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Perceptual responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise [ Time Frame: 7-10 days ]
    Perceptual responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise will be assessed during the exercise test and immediately upon completion of the exercise test. The submaximal treadmill exercise will take place at visit 1 and the maximal treadmill exercise test will take place at the 2nd and final visit which will occur 7-10 days from the 1st visit. There is no intervention between visits.


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Physical activity intention [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    Subjects will be asked how much physical activity they plan or intend to participate in for the next 7 days.

  2. Physical activity behavior [ Time Frame: 7 days ]
    Subjects will be asked how much physical activity they participated in for the past 7 days.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   13 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Healthy weight and obese adolescents from the community
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy weight (>5th-85th BMI percentile) or obese (>95th BMI percentile)
  • male and female adolescents, 13-18 years
  • Approval to participate in a submaximal and maximal treadmill test received from the adolescent's pediatrician.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Underweight (<5th BMI percentile)
  • overweight (85 - <95th BMI percentile)
  • evidence/reporting of significant cardiovascular disease, cardiac arrhythmias, liver disease, or the chronic use of medications including diuretics, steroids and adrenergic-stimulating agents.
  • Adolescents with emotional problems such as clinical depression or other diagnosed psychological condition and currently use prescription medication for psychological conditions.
  • Approval to participate in a submaximal and maximal treadmill test from the adolescent's pediatrician not obtained
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Vermont
University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05405
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Vermont
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Connie Tompkins, PhD University of Vermont
More Information

Responsible Party: Connie Tompkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01695785     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M12-079
First Posted: September 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 10, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015