"Generation Fit and Exerlearning With In the Groove"

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2007 by Maine Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Maine Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2007
History: No changes posted
In middle schools participating in a statewide program called "Take Time", we are randomizing youth to a 10-12 week intervention using the dance mat games on the Playstation2 (like Dance Dance Revolution). This program is testing feasibility of using the dance mats as a way to increase activity during the school day. We are using "Groove Masters" as a peer-mentored mechanism to keep track of the activity of youth in the intervention compared to the control group. Our main objective is increase in activity time.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Physical Activity, reduced sedentary behavior

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Generation-Fit, a Pilot Study of Youth in Maine Middle Schools Using an "Exerlearning" Dance Video Game to Promote Physical Activity During School

Further study details as provided by Maine Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Minutes of activity added in school day.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life change scores
  • Relation to test scores, absenteeism
  • Fitness change scores
  • Change in biological endpoints
  • Others

Estimated Enrollment: 85
Study Start Date: September 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2007
Detailed Description:

We met with administrators and teachers and obtained consent and assent for this study. After assessing baseline measures (end-of-grade test scores, absenteeism, Pediatric Quality of Life, physical fitness, GEMS Activity Rating Scale, Dennison's measure of sedentary screen time, Physical Activity Enjoyment Scale, BMI%ile, (with a small subset assayed for fasting lipids and glucose, with a smaller subset wearing ActiGraphs for objective measures of activity) we randomized to the intervention or control group.

In our intervention, youth play a dance game at school called "In the Groove", with the goal of 40 additional minutes each week of physical activity during the school hours.

We will obtain change scores and compare the groups to find an effect size for future studies, this this proves acceptable and feasible in Maine schools.


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Take Time middle school in Maine with consent/assent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any condition that prevents a child from doing physical activity on the dance mat like photic seizures, broken leg, blindness.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00424918

Contact: Ann E. Maloney, MD 207 -662-2524 malona1@mmc.org
Contact: Anna Moorman, BS 207-662-5210 moorma@mmc.org

United States, Maine
Portland Recruiting
Portland, Maine, United States, 04012
Contact: Ann E Maloney, MD    207-662-2524    malona1@mmc.org   
Contact: Anna Moorman, BS    207-662-5210    moorma@mmc.org   
Principal Investigator: Ann E. Maloney, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maine Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Ann E Maloney, MD Research Attending
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00424918     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MMCRI-3000 
Study First Received: January 18, 2007
Last Updated: January 18, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Maine Medical Center:
middle school-based

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