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The Impact of a 3-day High-altitude Mountain Trek on the Emotional States of Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02830711
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2016 by SHIH-HAO WANG, MD, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 13, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
SHIH-HAO WANG, MD, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:

The mood was influenced by many factors in children. Sport, such as high-altitude mountain trek activity was thought benefit for human's mood and health. The expedition therapy was more and more popular in many schools recently. However, as the investigators best knowledge, there was no article discuss the relation between the mood and high-altitude mountain trek activity such as benefit influence in children. So, the investigators conduct the study.

Method: Demographic data will be recorded. The Professor Yeh's mood questionnaires were used to record the mood status of before and after the 3 days high-altitude mountain trek activity.

Statistical analyses: Participants rated their emotional states (happiness, sadness, anticipation, and anger) on a Likert scale. Each variable will be presented as descriptive statistics. Student t test or other suitable statistical method(s) will be used to determine the correction among the variables with scores of mood status. The paired t test or other suitable statistical method(s) will be used to determine the correction among the scores of mood status before and after the mountain activity. A difference was considered statistically significant if the p value were less than 0.05. All statistical analyses will be performed using SPPS statistical software for Windows, version 14 or more updated version.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Emotions Other: Positive and Negative Affect Scale for Children

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 180 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Impact of a 3-day High-altitude Mountain Trek on the Emotional States of Children
Study Start Date : May 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2011

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Positive and Negative Affect Scale for Children
    A 36-item instrument, including the Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire (MASQ)16 developed by Chang and Yeh and the Positive and Negative Affect Scale for Children developed by Watson and Clark


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from baseline Emotion States (happiness, anticipation, sadness, and anger) at 1 week after the trek. [ Time Frame: 1 month before the trek and 1 week after the trek. ]
    A 36-item instrument, including the Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire was used to evaluate the four emotional states (happiness, anticipation, sadness, and anger). Specifically, 12 questions yielded the happy index, 10 questions yielded the sadness index, 9 questions yielded the anger index, and 5 questions yielded the anticipation index. A Likert scale ranging from 1 to 4 was used to evaluate individual items (1, strongly disagree; 2, disagree; 3, agree; and 4, strongly agree).


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Age [ Time Frame: 1 month before the trek. ]
    Age in years

  2. Gender [ Time Frame: 1 month before the trek. ]
    Gender in male or female

  3. Weight [ Time Frame: 1 month before the trek. ]
    Weight in kilograms

  4. Height [ Time Frame: 1 month before the trek. ]
    Height in centimeters

  5. Blood type [ Time Frame: 1 month before the trek. ]
    Blood type in A, B, O, or AB blood types

  6. Family configuration-father's and mother's Education level [ Time Frame: 1 month before the trek. ]
    Junior high school, Senior high school, College, University, Graduate school, PH.D. or other

  7. Family configuration-All Siblings [ Time Frame: 1 month before the trek. ]
    1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th child

  8. Family configuration-live with which family or families [ Time Frame: 1 month before the trek. ]
    Live with both parents, mother only, father only, grandparents, or other relatives.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   11 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Sixth-grade elementary students who participated in a 3-day, 2-night high-altitude mountain walking trek from the trailhead (2,140 m above sea level) to the summit of Xue Mountain (3,886 m above sea level).
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sixth-grade elementary students who participated in a 3-day, 2-night high-altitude mountain walking trek from the trailhead (2,140 m above sea level) to the summit of Xue Mountain (3,886 m above sea level)
  • Subject who provide the written informed consent from participants and their legal guardians before the distribution of the questionnaires.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not Sixth-grade elementary students.
  • Not finish the 3-day, 2-night high-altitude mountain walking trek from the trailhead (2,140 m above sea level) to the summit of Xue Mountain (3,886 m above sea level)
  • Subject who do not provide the written informed consent from participants and their legal guardians before the distribution of the questionnaires.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02830711


Sponsors and Collaborators
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: SHIH-HAO WANG Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

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Responsible Party: SHIH-HAO WANG, MD, Attending Physician, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02830711    
Other Study ID Numbers: 100-0921B
First Posted: July 13, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Keywords provided by SHIH-HAO WANG, MD, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital:
happiness
anger
sadness
anticipation