Physical Activity and Academic Achievement Across the Curriculum (A+PAAC)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joseph Donnelly, University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01699295
First received: October 1, 2012
Last updated: April 3, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

There is currently considerable interest in both improving academic achievement (No Child Left Behind) and reducing the rates of obesity and its associated negative health consequences in elementary school students. Increased physical activity (PA) offers a potential intervention to address both issues. Evidence is available which suggests an association of PA with both academic achievement and obesity, and an association between obesity and academic achievement.

To provide increased PA while maintaining academic instruction time, we developed a program we call "Physical Activity Across the Curriculum" (PAAC) in which regular classroom teachers were trained to deliver academic lessons using moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for 20 minutes/d, 5 days/wk. This study is looking to compare academic achievement between students in elementary schools that participate in academic lessons taught through MVPA (PAAC) to students that do not (CON).


Condition Intervention
Intelligence
Obesity
Behavioral: A+PAAC
Behavioral: CON

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Physical Activity and Academic Achievement Across the Curriculum (A+PAAC)

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by University of Kansas:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in Academic Achievement in Elementary Students [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Changes in academic achievement between students in elementary schools that participate in a program that delivers academic lessons taught through MVPA (A+PAAC) to students in elementary schools that do not receive academic lessons taught through MVPA (CON)


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of Cognitive Function [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Changes in attentional control and academic achievement

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in the BMI over course of the study.

  • Cardiovascular (CV) Fitness and Daily Physical Activity (PA) [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Changes in CV Fitness and PA and its impact on cognitive control of attention and academic achievement

  • Change in Attention-to-Task [ Time Frame: Baseline to 3 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 640
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A+PAAC
Lessons delivered using A+PAAC
Behavioral: A+PAAC
academic lessons delivered by regular classroom teachers using moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for 20 minutes/day, 5 days/week.
Active Comparator: CON
Regular sedentary lessons
Behavioral: CON
lessons taught by regular classroom teachers using traditional/regular sedentary lessons

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 10 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Grade 2 or 3 Student at one of the randomly selected elementary schools
  • Students that agree to complete assessments
  • Signed parental consent form
  • Signed child assent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Students that do not agree to complete assessments
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01699295

Locations
United States, Kansas
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas, United States, 66160
Sponsors and Collaborators
Joseph Donnelly
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joseph Donnelly, EDD University of Kansas
  More Information

No publications provided by University of Kansas

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Joseph Donnelly, Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01699295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13460
Study First Received: October 1, 2012
Last Updated: April 3, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration
United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Kansas:
academic achievement
elementary school
physical activity
exercise

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 01, 2014