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"Generation Fit and Exerlearning With In the Groove"

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Maine Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00424918
First received: January 18, 2007
Last updated: May 16, 2017
Last verified: May 2017
  Purpose
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
Obesity Behavioral: Physical Activity, reduced sedentary behavior

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: No masking
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
Actual Study Start Date: September 2006
Study Completion Date: September 2009
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

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

Locations
United States, Maine
Portland
Portland, Maine, United States, 04012
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maine Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ann E Maloney, MD Research Attending
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Ann Maloney MD, MMCRI
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00424918     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MMCRI-3000
Study First Received: January 18, 2007
Last Updated: May 16, 2017

Keywords provided by Maine Medical Center:
Dance
Peers
middle school-based
feasibility

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 21, 2017