Music Pacing in Pediatric Exercise Testing

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center

April 11, 2012
April 13, 2012
November 25, 2014
April 2012
May 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
peak VO2 [ Time Frame: end of the exercise test, approx.10 minutes ]
peak Vo2 is the maximal oxygen consumption obtained during the exercise test, reflecting the level of aerobic fintess
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01576913 on Archive Site
  • peak power [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    maximal power obtained at the end of the exercise test
  • anaerobic threshold [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    point of increase in anaerobic metabolism
  • rating of perceived exertion [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    scale of perceived effort
  • mechanical efficiency [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    oxygen consumption per work load
  • cadence [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    pedaling rate
Same as current
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Music Pacing in Pediatric Exercise Testing
Music Pacing in Pediatric Exercise Testing

Study hypothesis: Music pacing improves the quality of exercise testing in children.

Children tend to cycle in a non-constant pace during exercise testing, which might make the test less reliable.

20 boys will perform two exercise tests on a cycle ergometer. One test will be done with constant tempoed music, and the other without. Different parameters will be checked including pedaling cadence, aerobic fitness, level of work load obtained.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Exercise Testing With Music Pacing
Other: Music listening
Listening to tempo music while cycling in an exercise test
  • Active Comparator: Music pacing
    Exercise testing with music pacing
    Intervention: Other: Music listening
  • No Intervention: No music pacing
    Exercise testing without music pacing
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Same as current
May 2013
May 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male sex
  • currently and generally healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presence of chronic disease/ medication use
  • BMI above 85%
  • trained/competitive cyclists
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
8 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
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Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center
Sheba Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Gal Dubnov-Raz, MD, MSc Sheba Medical Center
Sheba Medical Center
November 2014

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