Media Background and Test Performance

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01593878
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : May 8, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 26, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dimitri Christakis, Seattle Children's Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study aims to test whether middle school students test performance is affected by background TV. Students will complete a high school entrance exam either with or without a TV on in the test room. Scores will be compared.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Test Performance When Distracted or Not Other: TV Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Study Start Date : June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date : July 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: TV
Test taken with TV on
Other: TV
test taken with TV on
No Intervention: Control
test taken in quiet

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ISEE test prep evaluation [ Time Frame: immediate (day 1) ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Grades 6-8

Exclusion Criteria:

  • non english speaking

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01593878

United States, Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seattle Children's Hospital

Responsible Party: Dimitri Christakis, Principal Investigator, Seattle Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT01593878     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Distracted Homework
First Posted: May 8, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 26, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014