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Sleep, Autonomic Nervous System and Cardiorespiratory Capacity in Autism Spectrum Disorders Children (APAUTRES) (APAUTRES)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 12, 2016
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Grenoble

Brief Summary:

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which involves social and behavioural impairments. Autonomic dysfunctions and disturbed sleep were often associated to ASD. The investigators proposed to explore the impact of physical activity on these disorders. In this context, it is necessary to characterize the cardiorespiratory capacities of ASD children in order to promote physical activity for this population. To examine potential differences between ASD and control children, some explorations were proposed: a maximal treadmill test, motor evaluation, and orthostatic test (for the evaluation of autonomic nervous system).

An actimetry during one week (evaluation of physical activity and sleep) completed this study in order to specify sleep characteristic and established the possible link between physical activity sleep characteristics and physical fitness in ASD children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases Sleep Other: physiological explorations Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 78 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Sleep, Autonomic Nervous System and Cardiorespiratory Capacity in Autism Spectrum Disorders Children
Actual Study Start Date : December 11, 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 11, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 18, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Patients
Children from 8 to 18 years with autism without without intellectual disabilities (IQ > 70), verbals and responding to classification CIM 10-DSM IV.
Other: physiological explorations
Experimental: Healthy volunteers
Paired for age, gender, IQ and and the practice of a physical activity strictly within the school context.
Other: physiological explorations

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. cardiorespiratory evaluation [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    a maximal treadmill test is proposed (evaluation of : VO² max, maximal heart rate)

  2. autonomic nervous system evaluation [ Time Frame: 1 day and 3 nights ]
    an orthostatic test is proposed in order to verify the ANS adaptation. A nocturnal recording is made during three nights in order to verify the possible link between the rest autonomic adaptations and a possible dysautonomia observed with the orthostatic test.

  3. sleep evaluation [ Time Frame: 7 nights ]

    Sleep characteristics are obtained by an actimetry during 7 nights in order to observe sleep disorders.

    Sleep Questionnaires are also completed.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. physical activity [ Time Frame: 7 days ]

    physical activity characteristics (sedentary, moderate or vigorous activities, energy expenditure) are obtained by an actimetry during 7 days.

    Questionnaires of physical activity are also completed

  2. Motor capacities [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    motor capacities are evaluated by several specific tests : PANESS, M-ABS and Eurofit.

  3. Behavioural characteristics [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
    Behavioural characteristics are evaluated by the Vineland scale

  4. biological parameters [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    during the maximal treadmill test, salivary samples are made (cortisol, alpha amylase), before and after tthe test

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children physically active
  • children with an intellectual quotient >70
  • for autism children a diagnosis of autism in accordance to DSMV

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of cardio-vascular disease
  • history of asthma or respiratory disease
  • Behavior disorders.
  • medical treatment by neuroleptic or melatonin or antiepileptic

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02830022

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CHU Grenoble
Grenoble, France, 38100
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Grenoble
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Principal Investigator: Véronique BRICOUT, PhD CHU Grenoble France
Principal Investigator: Michel GUINOT, Dr CHU Grenoble France
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Grenoble Identifier: NCT02830022    
Other Study ID Numbers: 38RC14.123
First Posted: July 12, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Grenoble:
autism spectrum disorder
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nervous System Diseases
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
Primary Dysautonomias
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders