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Comparison of Videogame Based Dance Training With Agility Ladder Drills on Agility of Volleyball Players

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: NCT02370368
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 24, 2015
Results First Posted : June 4, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 4, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sharmella Roopchand-Martin, The University of The West Indies

Brief Summary:
This study will examine the effects of six week dance training, using the Xbox Kinect Just Dance 2014 programme, on the agility scores along with general and hamstring flexibility and extensibility of the hip flexor. The effects of the dance programme will be compared with those of proven agility training techniques (ladder drills).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Athletes Device: XBOX Kinect Just Dance 2014 Other: Agility Ladder Drills Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
A randomised clinical trial will be used consisting of 34 (17 in each group) athletes undergoing training. Both groups will undergo one hour of training three times weekly for six weeks, with one group doing dance training (DT) using the Xbox Kinect and the other doing standard training (ST) using traditional ladder drills. Outcomes will be assessed using the Illinois Agility test for agility, sit and reach test for general flexibility, straight leg raise test for hamstring flexibility and the Thomas test for hip flexor extensibility.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 27 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: A Comparison of a Dance Programme Delivered With the XBOX Kinect With Traditional Agility Ladder Drills on Agility Scores of Club Level Volleyball Players of the University of the West Indies, Mona
Study Start Date : September 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Dance Group

Training: participants will engage in dance training with the Xbox Kinect 360 using the Just Dance 2014 disc.

Duration : 45 minutes per session. Frequency: three times per week for six weeks.

Device: XBOX Kinect Just Dance 2014
The XBOX Kinect Just dance 2014 is videogame based interactive dance programme designed to encourage activity while gaming.

Active Comparator: Ladder Drills
Intervention: Agility ladder drill training. Duration: 45 minutes per session. Frequency: three times per week for six weeks
Other: Agility Ladder Drills
Types of ladder drill exercises including single leg hop right and left leg, bunny hop, slalom jumps, bunny twist, lateral runs right and left, high knees with forward progression, backward run, bunny hop backward, single leg lateral hops, lateral bunny hops and snake carrioca moguls.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Agility From Baseline to 6 Weeks [ Time Frame: baseline and at 6 weeks ]
    Illinois Agility Test - The athlete is timed during completion of a marked out course

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Hamstring Extensibility From Baseline to 6 Weeks [ Time Frame: Baseline and at 6 weeks ]
    Straight leg raise test - the person lies on their back and are asked to lift the leg straight up trying to keep the knee straight. The knee angle is measured with a goniometer.

  2. Change in Hip Flexor Extensibility From Baseline to 6 Weeks [ Time Frame: baseline and at 6 weeks ]
    Thomas test - person lies on their back with the one leg held close to the chest and the other hanging off the bed. The angle at the knee is measured with a goniometer.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • To be included in the study persons must be playing volleyball at the University of the West Indies at competitive levels and will be required to give written consent to participate in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

- 1. Anyone who currently has a musculoskeletal injury of the lower limb that prevents them from performing the respective activities.

2. Anyone involved in a dance programme as this will confound the results of the study.

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Responsible Party: Sharmella Roopchand-Martin, Lecturer, The University of The West Indies Identifier: NCT02370368    
Other Study ID Numbers: ECP213-13-14
First Posted: February 24, 2015    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: June 4, 2020
Last Update Posted: June 4, 2020
Last Verified: May 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Submit article to a sports journal. Presentation of findings to the athletes and their team captain.