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Effects of Playing Video Games on Energy Balance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01013246
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 13, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 10, 2011
Information provided by:
University of Copenhagen

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 12, 2009
First Posted Date  ICMJE November 13, 2009
Last Update Posted Date August 10, 2011
Study Start Date  ICMJE November 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date April 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 12, 2009)
Energy intake and energy expenditure [ Time Frame: 1 time point ]
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Effects of Playing Video Games on Energy Balance
Official Title  ICMJE Effects of Playing Video Games on Energy Balance: a Randomized, 2-condition, Crossover Study in Adolescents
Brief Summary The aim of this study is to examine the effects of playing video games on various components of energy balance and substrate metabolism as well as on glucose homeostasis and relevant hormonal systems that might be involved in the underlying mechanisms.
Detailed Description Not Provided
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition  ICMJE Obesity
Intervention  ICMJE Other: 1-hour video game play
FIFA 2009, a football video game played on Xbox 360
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: Video game play
Intervention: Other: 1-hour video game play
Publications * Chaput JP, Visby T, Nyby S, Klingenberg L, Gregersen NT, Tremblay A, Astrup A, Sjodin A. Video game playing increases food intake in adolescents: a randomized crossover study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Jun;93(6):1196-203. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.110.008680. Epub 2011 Apr 13.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: August 9, 2011)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 12, 2009)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE December 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date April 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male adolescents between 15 and 19 years of age
  • Normal weight (5th percentile to less than the 85th percentile)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Smoking
  • Unstable body weight (±4 kg) during the 6 months preceding testing
  • Regular physical exercise (>3 hours/week)
  • Excessive intake of alcohol (>7 drinks/week)
  • Substance abuse
  • Metabolic disease (e.g. thyroid disease, heart disease, diabetes, etc.)
  • Medication that could interfere with the outcome variables
  • Eating disorder
  • High restraint eating behavior (score ≥8 for cognitive dietary restraint in the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire)
  • Irregular eating schedule (e.g. skipping breakfast)
  • Unfamiliar with the use of video games
  • Unable to comply with the protocol
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
Ages  ICMJE 15 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Denmark
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01013246
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE B268
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Anders M. Sjödin, MD, PhD, University of Copenhagen
Original Responsible Party Same as current
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of Copenhagen
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account University of Copenhagen
Verification Date November 2009

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP