The Impact of Texas Senate Bill 42 on Middle School Children's Level of Physical Activity (TXSB42)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Information provided by:
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00672815
First received: May 2, 2008
Last updated: January 20, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

The purpose of this study was twofold: 1) to assess awareness of and adherence to Texas SB42 among a representative sample of public middle schools in Texas; and 2) to assess the impact of SB42 on the frequency of school PE class, the quality of school PE, and prevalence of child self-reported physical activity behaviors and child overweight along the Texas-Mexico border.


Condition
Obesity
Body Weight

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Impact of Texas Senate Bill 42 on Middle School Children's Level of Physical Activity

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Further study details as provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • key informant questionnaire [ Time Frame: April 2006- April 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time [ Time Frame: April 2007 - April 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • School Physical Activity Nutrition questionnaire [ Time Frame: April 2007 - April 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • body mass index [ Time Frame: April 2007 - April 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 141
Study Start Date: April 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Childhood overweight is a significant public health issue in Texas. In response to this problem, the 79th Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 42 (SB 42), which promotes healthier school environments in middle schools, in June, 2005. As a result of SB 42, all Texas public middle schools must require students to engage in at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity or a total of 135 minutes of physical activity per week, beginning in the 2006-2007 school year. The purpose of this study was to determine the barriers and facilitators of implementation and the ultimate impact of this mandate on school PE, child physical activity, and child overweight in Texas public middle schools, and specifically among children living in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) of South Texas. Questionnaires with key informants (school principals, PE teachers, and school district PE and health education directors) were conducted in a random sample of middle schools to assess the implementation of SB 42 (2006-2007). In addition, a more detailed evaluation of SB 42 was accomplished with a representative sample of middle schools in the LRGV, a low-income Latino area of the state. Measurements in the LRGV schools included observed and measured child physical activity, self-reported physical activity behaviors, and child overweight (BMI).

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

There are 1,224 school districts and 1,159 public middle schools in the state of Texas. Of all Texas students, 43% are Hispanic, 14% are African American, 40% are White, and 3% are other. Additionally, 51.8% are considered economically disadvantaged. PHR 11 covers a large area of the LRGV (along the Texas/Mexico border), and including 50 school districts and 485 public schools. Within PHR 11, 84.5% of children are considered economically disadvantage and more than 90% are Latino).

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The study sample consisted of a representative sample of Texas public middle schools (112 schools) as well as a representative sample of Lower Rio Grande Valley middle schools (17 schools).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Middle schools that did not participate in the 2004-2005 School Physical Activity and Nutrition Project.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00672815

Locations
United States, Texas
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Brownsville, Texas, United States, 78520
Sponsors and Collaborators
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cristina S Barroso, DrPH The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Cristina S. Barroso, DrPH, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00672815     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSC-SPH-06-0155, 56318 Active Living Research
Study First Received: May 2, 2008
Last Updated: January 20, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston:
coordinated school health
school health policy evaluation
physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014