Education and Fitness: EDUFIT Study (EDUFIT)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 5, 2010
Last Update Posted : September 8, 2011
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Universidad de Granada

April 2, 2010
April 5, 2010
September 8, 2011
January 2007
June 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Health-related physical fitness [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
Cardiorespiratory fitness; musculoskeletal fitness; motor fitness.
Same as current
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Cardiovascular disease risk factors [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
Body composition; lipid-metabolic profile; blood pressure; ventilatory parameters.
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Education and Fitness: EDUFIT Study
Effects of a Physical Education Program Focused on Improving Physical Fitness in Adolescents Aged 12-14 Years
EDUFIT is a group-Randomized Controlled Trial specifically designed to enhance physical fitness and other health-related factors in a school setting in adolescents.

Physical fitness is a powerful marker of cardiovascular health already at early stages in life. To promote physical fitness enhancement from the school is therefore needed and this is the main aim of the EDUFIT study (EDUcation for FITness).

The participants were randomly allocated to control group (CG), experimental group 1 (EG1) and experimental group 2 (EG2). The CG received 2 physical education sessions/week, the EG1 received 4 physical education sessions/week (volume increased) and the EG2 received 4 physical education sessions/week of high intensity (volume+intensity increased). Several health-related parameters were assessed before and after a 16-weeks intervention: physical fitness (primary outcome), body composition (secondary), and lipid-metabolic profile, ventilatory parameters, blood pressure, and cognitive and academic performance (tertiary outcomes).

The hypothesis of the EDUFIT project was that to double the number of physical education classes will improve physical fitness in adolescents. The confirmation of the hypothesis could have important public health implications.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Physical Fitness
  • Body Composition
  • Lipid Metabolism
Behavioral: Physical activity program
School intervention program specifically designed to increase health-related physical fitness
  • No Intervention: Normal PE
    2 Physical Education sessions / week
  • Experimental: PE Volume
    4 Physical Education sessions/week (increased volume)
    Intervention: Behavioral: Physical activity program
  • Experimental: PE Volume + Intensity
    4 Physical Education sessions/week of high intensity (increased volume and intensity)
    Intervention: Behavioral: Physical activity program

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Same as current
September 2007
June 2007   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adolescents enrolled in the Spanish Educational System, free of any muscle-skeletal problem not allowing take part in Physical Education lessons or fitness testing.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Drugs/alcohol abuse
  • In general, any chronic disease that does not permit the person to perform exercise and physical education lessons.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
12 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
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Francisco B. Ortega, Post Doct Fellow, University of Granada, Department of Physiology
Universidad de Granada
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Principal Investigator: Francisco B Ortega Porcel, PhD University of Granada (Spain)
Universidad de Granada
September 2010

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