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Exercise Training in Children With Congenital Heart Defect

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 1, 2009
Last updated: July 19, 2009
Last verified: July 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of exercise training on exercise capacity, physical activity (PA), health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and the psychosocial factors affecting PA in sedentary congenital heart defect (CHD) children and healthy sedentary children. The degree of improvement after exercise training were compared between CHD children and healthy sedentary children.

Condition Intervention
Congenital Heart Disease Other: Exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Exercise Training on Exercise Capacity, Physical Activity, and Health-related Quality of Life in Children After Repair of Congenital Heart Defect

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • maximal treadmill exercise test [ Time Frame: 12 wks ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)
Other: Exercise
Using a video game so-called Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)
Other Name: Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)

Detailed Description:
Exercise groups took 12-week exercise training, twice in hospital and once at home, using a video game so-called Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), while the control group kept their daily routines.

Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children with congenital heart defect s/p repair > 6 months
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable hemodynamics
  • Impaired mental and cognition
  • Systemic disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00930800

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ying-Tai Wu, National Taiwan University Identifier: NCT00930800     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200712010R
Study First Received: July 1, 2009
Last Updated: July 19, 2009

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Exercise capacity
Physical activity
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities processed this record on September 21, 2017