Aerobic Exercise and Inhibitory Control (AMIAEIC)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03441737|
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 21, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 21, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Smoking Cessation Inhibition (Psychology)||Behavioral: Exercise Behavioral: Non-Exercise||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||28 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||The Effects of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Inhibitory Control in Temporarily Abstinent Smokers|
|Estimated Study Start Date :||April 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2019|
Aerobic exercise intervention
20 minutes of aerobic exercise (walking on a treadmill) at 2/3 of participant's maximum heart rate (maximum heart rate calculated as 220-age).
Active Comparator: Non-Exercise
Non-aerobic exercise intervention
20 minutes of sitting in the laboratory with access to magazines and the internet.
- Inhibitory Control [ Time Frame: 24 hours post participant start date ]Cognitive computer task: Participant will be asked to complete a computer task which assesses inhibitory control (the cognitive ability to suppress responses to stimuli). The Antisaccade Task will be used to assess inhibitory control in this study. A saccade is a rapid eye movement towards a visual target. An antisaccade is a rapid eye movement away from a visual target. The ability to suppress making an eye movement towards a visual target gauges inhibitory control. The participant will be seated in a chair facing a computer screen in which visual stimuli (a cross) will appear. The participant will be fitted into a chin rest and a monocle will be adjusted so that images of eye movements can be assessed. A training phase will take place at the beginning of the task to familiarize the participant with the instructions. The participant will make a series of saccades and antisaccades. The reaction times and directional errors to the visual stimuli will be recorded.
- Urge to Smoke [ Time Frame: 24 hours post participant start date ]Questionnaire: 1 item from the Questionnaire of Smoking Urges (QSU) will be used to assess the urge to smoke.
- Time to First Cigarette [ Time Frame: 24 hours post participant start date ]The time to first cigarette post intervention will be calculated from time 0 being when the participant leaves the lab until the co-investigator receives a time-stamped message from the participant that they have light their first cigarette.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03441737
|Contact: Dr.Harry Prapavessis||519-661-2111 ext email@example.com|
|Contact: Anisa Morava, BScfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Dr.Harry Prapavessis||Western University|