"Generation Fit and Exerlearning With In the Groove"
Recruitment status was Recruiting
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.
|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|
- Minutes of activity added in school day.
- Quality of Life change scores
- Relation to test scores, absenteeism
- Fitness change scores
- Change in biological endpoints
|Study Start Date:||September 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2007|
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.
|Contact: Ann E. Maloney, MD||207 -firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Anna Moorman, BSemail@example.com|
|United States, Maine|
|Portland, Maine, United States, 04012|
|Contact: Ann E Maloney, MD 207-662-2524 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Anna Moorman, BS 207-662-5210 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Ann E. Maloney, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Ann E Maloney, MD||Research Attending|