Evaluation of CHAM JAM (Previously Known as the Moving Smart) Intervention in Increasing Physical Activity in Bronx Elementary School Students

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Montefiore Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00556569
First received: November 9, 2007
Last updated: December 12, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine if the "Moving Smart" program, a daily 10-minute classroom-based exercise program, increases physical activity levels during the school day in Bronx elementary school students.


Condition Intervention
Physical Activity
Obesity
Other: CHAM JAM

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Evaluation of CHAM JAM (Previously Known as the Moving Smart) Intervention in Increasing Physical Activity in Bronx Elementary School Students

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Further study details as provided by Montefiore Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pedometer-derived step count [ Time Frame: baseline and every 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Body mass index [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 year later ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Fitness assessment for subset of students [ Time Frame: baseline, 3 months and 12 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    FitnessGRAM and step test


Enrollment: 10098
Study Start Date: December 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention
2 Intervention schools are cluster randomized to receive CHAM JAM (previously known as the Moving Smart Program) in Year 1
Other: CHAM JAM
CHAM JAM (previously known as Moving Smart" (MS) program) is a daily, 10-minute classroom-based physical activity program led by teachers that integrates academic objectives with physical activity
Other Names:
  • Moving Smart Program
  • exercise program
No Intervention: Wait-Listed Control
2 Wait-Listed Control Schools will receive CHAM JAM (previously known as the Moving Smart Program) in Year 2 of the study

Detailed Description:

Background: Medical and national public health authorities recommend daily school physical education for all ages due to well-known health benefits of physical activity. Nevertheless, daily physical education among elementary and secondary school students is not common in United States' (US) schools. Moreover, some of the schools in many US cities, such as the Bronx, do not even have gymnasiums or physical education teachers.

Objective: We propose to implement and test the effectiveness and feasibility of the "Moving Smart" (MS) program, a daily, 10-minute classroom-based physical activity program led by teachers that integrate academic objectives with physical activity, on increasing physical activity (PA) levels during the school day in Bronx elementary school students.

Design/ Methods: A cluster-randomized, wait-listed control trial of four Bronx elementary schools with one-year follow-up longitudinal study. Students in two intervention schools will receive the MS 3-times daily, for 10-minutes each time, in addition to regular physical education classes. Two wait-listed control schools will receive their regular physical education classes only. Subjects in the wait-listed control group will be offered the MS after the program is withdrawn from the intervention group at the end of the first year of study. A pedometer, an objective measure of PA in children, will be used to determine mean number of steps each student takes during school hours for 5 consecutive days at baseline, and every 3-months during the 2-year study period. For longitudinal follow-up, we will collect data from intervention group students and teachers on PA levels every 3-months for one-year after the intervention cessation. We will also collect yearly BMIs as a measure of overweight status. Descriptive statistics will be used to portray baseline characteristics of each group based on school, district, region, and NYC-wide data. The impact of the intervention on PA will be measured by comparing intervention and control schools using pedometer measurements as the primary dependent variable and students as the unit of analysis. We will collect fidelity measures by randomly selecting classes from the intervention schools and directly observing the level of PA present. We will determine the extent to which the MS becomes a part of the routine school policy by following the students and teachers from the intervention schools for 1-year after the intervention cessation.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 10 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elementary school students in K-3 grade in the Bronx, New York

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to participate in basic exercise program
  • Students whose parents signed the opt-out letter
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Locations
United States, New York
4 Elementary Schools
Bronx, New York, United States, 10452
Sponsors and Collaborators
Montefiore Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Philip O Ozuah, M.D., Ph.D. Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Montefiore Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00556569     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-08-253
Study First Received: November 9, 2007
Last Updated: December 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Montefiore Medical Center:
Physical activity
Obesity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

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