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The Effects of a Group-based Gaze Training Intervention for Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02904980
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 19, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 19, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Liverpool Hope University
University of Exeter
University of Calgary
The Waterloo Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Greg Wood, Manchester Metropolitan University

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study was to integrate a gaze training intervention (i.e., quiet eye training; QET) that has been shown to improve the throwing and catching skill of children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), within an approach (i.e., group therapy) that might alleviate the psychosocial influence of these motor skill deficits.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Developmental Coordination Disorder Behavioral: Technical Training Behavioral: Quiet Eye Training Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Children with DCD will be randomly split into either QET group or a technical training (TT). The TT group will be given movement-related instructions via video, relating to the throw and catch phases, while the QET group will also be taught to fixate a target location on the wall prior to the throw (QE1) and to track the ball prior to the catch (QE2). Each group will take part in a 4- week, group therapy intervention and measurements of QE duration obtained from a mobile eye tracking system and catching performance are to be taken before and after training, and at a 6-week delayed retention test. Parental feedback on psychosocial and motor skill outcomes will also be collected at delayed retention.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 23 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Group-based, Gaze Training Intervention for Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder
Study Start Date : February 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Technical Training Group
15 children diagnosed with DCD
Behavioral: Technical Training
Children will watch an instructional video focused on movement related instructions regarding the throwing and catching task.

Experimental: Quiet Eye Training Group
15 children diagnosed with DCD
Behavioral: Quiet Eye Training
Children will watch the same video as the TT group but will also receive instructions designed to optimise their quiet eye durations.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Catching Success [ Time Frame: From Baseline to after a 4 week training period, and after 6-week delayed retention test ]
    How many balls the participants catch out of 50 attempts

  2. Changes in the qualitative catching performance scale score [ Time Frame: From Baseline to after a 4 week training period, and after 6-week delayed retention test ]
    The qualitative catching performance scale consisted of an 11-point scale whereby catch attempts were given a score between '0' (Makes no move towards the ball as it comes back) and '10' (The catch is made exclusively with the palms and fingers).

  3. Changes in Quiet Eye durations [ Time Frame: From Baseline to after a 4 week training period, and after 6-week delayed retention test ]
    Changes in participants eye-movements


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes 3D Movement Kinematics [ Time Frame: From Baseline to after a 4 week training period, and after 6-week delayed retention test ]
    Changes in joint angles related to the throwing movement

  2. Changes in Muscular Activity (EMG) [ Time Frame: From Baseline to after a 4 week training period, and after 6-week delayed retention test ]
    Changes in muscular activity related to the throwing task

  3. Parental Perceptions of Motor Skill Improvements [ Time Frame: End of the study (approximately 12 weeks after baseline testing) ]
    Parent feedback will be gathered using a short answer questionnaire.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Prior diagnosis of Developmental Coordination Disorder or suspected to have DCD
  • Scores below the 5th percentile on the MABC-2 (Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2)
  • Be of normal intelligence (assessed through parent/teacher feedback)
  • No neurological disorder
  • Normal of corrected-to-normal vision

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Score over 5th Percentile on the MABC-2
  • Suffers from a neurological disorder
  • Below average intelligence
  • Any visual impairment

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Locations
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United Kingdom
Manchester Metropolitan University
Crewe, Cheshire, United Kingdom, CW1 5DU
Sponsors and Collaborators
Manchester Metropolitan University
Liverpool Hope University
University of Exeter
University of Calgary
The Waterloo Foundation
Investigators
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Study Director: Omid Alizadehkhaiyat, PhD Liverpool Hope University

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Greg Wood, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02904980     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15/NW/0279
First Posted: September 19, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 19, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Greg Wood, Manchester Metropolitan University:
Quiet eye training
Visual Attention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disease
Ataxia
Motor Skills Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Dyskinesias
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders