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A Postural Study Comparing Sitting on the Floor Versus Sitting in a Chair While Playing Video Games.

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01163955
First Posted: July 16, 2010
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2011
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Willam Brian Monroe, Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
July 15, 2010
July 16, 2010
June 2, 2011
September 30, 2011
November 2, 2011
July 2010
August 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Posture Control of Head Position, Shoulder Position and Back Position [ Time Frame: 5 minute ]
Forward Head Position (FHP), Rounded Shoulder Position (RSP), and Thoracic spine (T/s)-Lumbar spine (L/s) positions were scored. Subscale scores of 0-3 for each FHP, RSP, and T/s L/s position were obtained. Score 0 was a perfect posture score, Score 1 was 0-1 inches out of alignment. Score 2 was 1-2 inches out of alignment. Score 3 was 2-3 inches out of alignment. Subscale scores were combined for a total score with a minimum value of 0 and a maximum value of 9. 0 being a perfect posture score, 9 being the worst postural score.
Posture Control of Head Position, Shoulder Position and Back Position [ Time Frame: 5 minute ]
Forward Head Position (FHP), Rounded Shoulder Position (RSP), and Thoracic spine (T/s)-Lumbar spine (L/s) position. The FHP will be monitored watching the relationship of the zygomatic arch above the sternum. The arch directly above the sternum will be recorded as the neutral position. The arch 0-1 inch in front of the sternum will be recorded as the minimal FHP. The arch 1-2 inches in front of the sternum will be considered moderate FHP. The arch greater than 2 inches in front of the sternum will be considered severe FHP. The shoulder and spine positions will be monitored similarly.
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A Postural Study Comparing Sitting on the Floor Versus Sitting in a Chair While Playing Video Games.
A Postural Analysis of Children Playing Video Games Sitting on the Floor vs. Sitting in a Chair: A Randomised Controlled Trial
To determine if sitting in a chair or sitting on the floor lends itself to better posture while playing video games.
Upon completion of the parental consent form, each test subject will be instructed to flip a two-sided coin to determine the sitting position of the test subject. If the flip reveals a "heads", the child will be instructed to sit in a chair; chairs will be appropriately sized to allow the child to rest his/her feet on the ground. If the flip reveals a "tails", the child will be instructed to sit on a small carpet piece that measures 2-feet by 2-feet. Each test subject will be taken to their gaming station which will sit approximately 8 feet away from a 55-inch flat screen television that will be on a 30-inch table and handed a wireless controller. Two gaming stations will be available with one featuring the game Lego Batman and the other featuring Lego Indiana Jones with both gaming stations testing simultaneously. The test subjects will be told they can play for 5 minutes with a Physical Therapist at each station to monitor and record the test subjects' positioning.
Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Scoliosis
Other: Time to fatigue
5 minutes while playing video games
  • Sitting in a chair
    Sitting in a chair with back support and feet flat on the ground
    Intervention: Other: Time to fatigue
  • Sitting on the Floor
    Sitting on the floor without back support, crossed leg style
    Intervention: Other: Time to fatigue
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Completed
56
December 2010
August 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • English and Spanish Speaking

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-english or non-spanish speaking
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
5 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
 
NCT01163955
Protocol 10-90
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Willam Brian Monroe, Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
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Principal Investigator: William B Monroe, DPT, OCS Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
Principal Investigator: Erin P Pandol, MPT, OCS Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
Glinn and Giordano Physical Therapy
October 2011

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