Role of Neuromuscular Training in Reducing Sports Injuries and Improving Fitness Among Chicago Public Elementary and Middle School Students

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2011 by Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Collaborator:
Kohl's
Information provided by:
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01406054
First received: July 28, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: July 2011
History: No changes posted

July 28, 2011
July 28, 2011
July 2011
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sports-related lower extremity injuries [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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physical fitness as measured by presidential fitness test [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Role of Neuromuscular Training in Reducing Sports Injuries and Improving Fitness Among Chicago Public Elementary and Middle School Students
Role of Neuromuscular Training in Reducing Sports Injuries and Improving Fitness Among Chicago Public Elementary and Middle School Students

Sports-related injuries are a serious concern for physically active children and adolescents.1-14 Previous research, including ours at Chicago public high schools, shows neuromuscular training (NMT) reduces sports-related injuries in female athletes by up to 88%.32-39 However, NMT is not well-studied in males or younger age groups38. This project aims to determine NMT's effect on sports-related injuries and physical fitness among 5th-8th grade students in Chicago public schools. The study will take place during the 2011-2012 school year. To measure NMT's effect on sports injuries, we will recruit 5th-8th grade sports coaches and their athletes, randomize coaches by school into two groups, then train the intervention group to implement a 10-minute NMT warm-up before practices and games. Control group will perform their usual warm-up. Research assistants will collect athlete participation and injury data from coaches weekly. To determine feasibility of NMT in PE classes and measure its effect on fitness, we will recruit 10 PE teachers from participating schools to implement the warm-up in PE classes for 10 weeks, and record students' presidential fitness test scores before and after the 10 weeks. Results of this study will guide strategies for preventing sports-related injuries and improving physical fitness in 5th -8th graders.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Sports-related Lower Extremity Injuries
Other: neuromuscular exercises
neuromuscular exercises delivered as a pre-practice and pre-game warm-up including dynamic stretching, strengthening, and plyometrics.
  • Experimental: neuromuscular training
    subjects in this arm will be exposed to a neuromuscular warm-up before practices and games.
    Intervention: Other: neuromuscular exercises
  • No Intervention: control
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
3850
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Inclusion Criteria:

sports coaches and their 5th-8th grade student-athletes at a chicago public school enrolled in the study

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Both
10 Years to 14 Years
Yes
Contact: Cynthia R LaBella, MD 7733271087 clabella@childrensmemorial.org
United States
 
NCT01406054
IRB2011-14570
No
Cynthia LaBella, MD, Children's Memorial Hospital
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Kohl's
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Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
July 2011

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