Physical Activity and Academic Achievement Across the Curriculum (A+PAAC) (A+PAAC)
There is currently considerable interest in both improving academic achievement (No Child Left Behind) and reducing the rates of obesity and its associated negative health consequences in elementary school students. Increased physical activity (PA) offers a potential intervention to address both issues. Evidence is available which suggests an association of PA with both academic achievement and obesity, and an association between obesity and academic achievement.
To provide increased PA while maintaining academic instruction time, we developed a program we call "Physical Activity Across the Curriculum" (PAAC) in which regular classroom teachers were trained to deliver academic lessons using moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for 20 minutes/d, 5 days/wk. This study is looking to compare academic achievement between students in elementary schools that participate in academic lessons taught through MVPA (PAAC) to students that do not (CON).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Physical Activity and Academic Achievement Across the Curriculum (A+PAAC)|
- Changes in Academic Achievement in Elementary Students [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ]Changes in academic achievement between students in elementary schools that participate in a program that delivers academic lessons taught through MVPA (A+PAAC) to students in elementary schools that do not receive academic lessons taught through MVPA (CON)
- Assessment of Cognitive Function [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ]Changes in attentional control and academic achievement
- Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ]Change in the BMI over course of the study.
- Cardiovascular (CV) Fitness and Daily Physical Activity (PA) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ]Changes in CV Fitness and PA and its impact on cognitive control of attention and academic achievement
- Change in Attention-to-Task [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Lessons delivered using A+PAAC
academic lessons delivered by regular classroom teachers using moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for 20 minutes/day, 5 days/week.
Active Comparator: CON
Regular sedentary lessons
lessons taught by regular classroom teachers using traditional/regular sedentary lessons
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01699295
|United States, Kansas|
|University of Kansas Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160|
|Principal Investigator:||Joseph Donnelly, EDD||University of Kansas Medical Center|