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Music Pacing in Pediatric Exercise Testing

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:

Study hypothesis: Music pacing improves the quality of exercise testing in children.

Children tend to cycle in a non-constant pace during exercise testing, which might make the test less reliable.

20 boys will perform two exercise tests on a cycle ergometer. One test will be done with constant tempoed music, and the other without. Different parameters will be checked including pedaling cadence, aerobic fitness, level of work load obtained.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Exercise Testing With Music Pacing Other: Music listening Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Official Title: Music Pacing in Pediatric Exercise Testing
Study Start Date : April 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Music pacing
Exercise testing with music pacing
Other: Music listening
Listening to tempo music while cycling in an exercise test

No Intervention: No music pacing
Exercise testing without music pacing

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. peak VO2 [ Time Frame: end of the exercise test, approx.10 minutes ]
    peak Vo2 is the maximal oxygen consumption obtained during the exercise test, reflecting the level of aerobic fintess

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. peak power [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    maximal power obtained at the end of the exercise test

  2. anaerobic threshold [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    point of increase in anaerobic metabolism

  3. rating of perceived exertion [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    scale of perceived effort

  4. mechanical efficiency [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    oxygen consumption per work load

  5. cadence [ Time Frame: exercise test duration, approx.10 minutes ]
    pedaling rate

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • male sex
  • currently and generally healthy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • presence of chronic disease/ medication use
  • BMI above 85%
  • trained/competitive cyclists

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01576913

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Ramat Gan, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Gal Dubnov-Raz, MD, MSc Sheba Medical Center

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Responsible Party: Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, senior physician, Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01576913     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-12-9340-GDR-CTIL
First Posted: April 13, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 25, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014
Keywords provided by Gal Raz-Dubnov MD, MSc, Sheba Medical Center:
exercise testing
VO2 max