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Exercise Training in Children With Congenital Heart Defect

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00930800
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2009
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of exercise training on exercise capacity, physical activity (PA), health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and the psychosocial factors affecting PA in sedentary congenital heart defect (CHD) children and healthy sedentary children. The degree of improvement after exercise training were compared between CHD children and healthy sedentary children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Congenital Heart Disease Other: Exercise Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Exercise groups took 12-week exercise training, twice in hospital and once at home, using a video game so-called Dance Dance Revolution (DDR), while the control group kept their daily routines.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of Exercise Training on Exercise Capacity, Physical Activity, and Health-related Quality of Life in Children After Repair of Congenital Heart Defect
Study Start Date : December 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2008

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)
Other: Exercise
Using a video game so-called Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)
Other Name: Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. maximal treadmill exercise test [ Time Frame: 12 wks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children with congenital heart defect s/p repair > 6 months
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable hemodynamics
  • Impaired mental and cognition
  • Systemic disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00930800

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National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Ying-Tai Wu, National Taiwan University Identifier: NCT00930800    
Other Study ID Numbers: 200712010R
First Posted: July 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009
Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Exercise capacity
Physical activity
Quality of life
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Diseases
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities