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Music Pacing in Pediatric Exercise Testing

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center Identifier:
First received: April 11, 2012
Last updated: November 22, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

Study hypothesis: Music pacing improves the quality of exercise testing in children.

Children tend to cycle in a non-constant pace during exercise testing, which might make the test less reliable.

20 boys will perform two exercise tests on a cycle ergometer. One test will be done with constant tempoed music, and the other without. Different parameters will be checked including pedaling cadence, aerobic fitness, level of work load obtained.

Condition Intervention
Exercise Testing With Music Pacing Other: Music listening

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Official Title: Music Pacing in Pediatric Exercise Testing

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Further study details as provided by Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • peak VO2 [ Time Frame: end of the exercise test, approx.10 minutes ]
    peak Vo2 is the maximal oxygen consumption obtained during the exercise test, reflecting the level of aerobic fintess

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • peak power [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    maximal power obtained at the end of the exercise test

  • anaerobic threshold [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    point of increase in anaerobic metabolism

  • rating of perceived exertion [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    scale of perceived effort

  • mechanical efficiency [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    oxygen consumption per work load

  • cadence [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    pedaling rate

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2012
Study Completion Date: May 2013
Primary Completion Date: May 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Music pacing
Exercise testing with music pacing
Other: Music listening
Listening to tempo music while cycling in an exercise test
No Intervention: No music pacing
Exercise testing without music pacing


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male sex
  • currently and generally healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presence of chronic disease/ medication use
  • BMI above 85%
  • trained/competitive cyclists
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01576913

Ramat Gan, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Gal Dubnov-Raz, MD, MSc Sheba Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, senior physician, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01576913     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-12-9340-GDR-CTIL
Study First Received: April 11, 2012
Last Updated: November 22, 2014

Keywords provided by Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center:
exercise testing
VO2 max processed this record on September 21, 2017