"Generation Fit and Exerlearning With In the Groove"

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2007 by Maine Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Maine Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00424918
First received: January 18, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2007
History: No changes posted

January 18, 2007
January 18, 2007
September 2006
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Minutes of activity added in school day.
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Quality of Life change scores
  • Relation to test scores, absenteeism
  • Fitness change scores
  • Change in biological endpoints
  • Others
Same as current
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"Generation Fit and Exerlearning With In the Groove"
Generation-Fit, a Pilot Study of Youth in Maine Middle Schools Using an "Exerlearning" Dance Video Game to Promote Physical Activity During School

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.

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.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Obesity
Behavioral: Physical Activity, reduced sedentary behavior
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Lanningham-Foster L, Jensen TB, Foster RC, Redmond AB, Walker BA, Heinz D, Levine JA. Energy expenditure of sedentary screen time compared with active screen time for children. Pediatrics. 2006 Dec;118(6):e1831-5.

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Recruiting
85
September 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Take Time middle school in Maine with consent/assent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any condition that prevents a child from doing physical activity on the dance mat like photic seizures, broken leg, blindness.
Both
10 Years to 14 Years
Yes
Contact: Ann E. Maloney, MD 207 -662-2524 malona1@mmc.org
Contact: Anna Moorman, BS 207-662-5210 moorma@mmc.org
United States
 
NCT00424918
MMCRI-3000
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Maine Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Ann E Maloney, MD Research Attending
Maine Medical Center
January 2007

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