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Media Background and Test Performance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01593878
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : May 8, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 26, 2014
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May 4, 2012
May 8, 2012
March 26, 2014
June 2012
July 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
ISEE test prep evaluation [ Time Frame: immediate (day 1) ]
Same as current
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Media Background and Test Performance
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This study aims to test whether middle school students test performance is affected by background TV. Students will complete a high school entrance exam either with or without a TV on in the test room. Scores will be compared.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Test Performance When Distracted or Not
Other: TV
test taken with TV on
  • Experimental: TV
    Test taken with TV on
    Intervention: Other: TV
  • No Intervention: Control
    test taken in quiet
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July 2013
July 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Grades 6-8

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non english speaking
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
10 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
Distracted Homework
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Dimitri Christakis, Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle Children's Hospital
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Seattle Children's Hospital
March 2014

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