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Painted Playgrounds: Aim 2: Assessments

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03885518
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maura Kepper, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Brief Summary:
The Painted Playgrounds Aim 2 (Assessment) project will examine the effects of a stenciling intervention aimed at increasing physical activity and improving fundamental motor skill functioning of preschool aged children. 72 children from local licensed childcare centers will participate in individual assessments at baseline and follow-up 6-8 weeks later. Assessments include height/weight, surveys and wearing a physical activity monitor (accelerometer) for 7 days. A parent/legal guardian will provide consent for their child to participate and will also complete a brief survey about their child's lifestyle and habits.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Childhood Obesity Other: Playground Stencils Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 56 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Painted Playgrounds: A Scalable Approach to Increasing Physical Activity and Motor Skills in Louisiana Preschool Aged Children. Aim 2: Assessments
Actual Study Start Date : December 15, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : June 30, 2019

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Intervention
Participants attending the childcare centers randomized to this arm will receive the stencil activities after baseline assessments have been completed. We will follow-up with assessments after 6-8 weeks
Other: Playground Stencils
The stencils (hopscotch, agility trail, foursquare, bullseye, etc.) will be painted on the playgrounds at each childcare center. A toolkit and training video will be distributed to staff at each center to aid in instructing the children on how to perform the tasks.

Placebo Comparator: Wait-List
Participants attending the childcare centers randomized to this arm will receive the stencil activities approximately 8 weeks after enrolling, after baseline and follow-up assessments have been completed.
Other: Playground Stencils
The stencils (hopscotch, agility trail, foursquare, bullseye, etc.) will be painted on the playgrounds at each childcare center. A toolkit and training video will be distributed to staff at each center to aid in instructing the children on how to perform the tasks.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Moderate to Vigorous Activity (MVPA) during recess [ Time Frame: Baseline and follow-up (6 to 8 weeks after playground stenciling) ]
    To test the effectiveness of a promising (cost-effective, easily scalable) playground stenciling intervention to increase physical activity, change in MVPA during recess will be measured using accelerometers.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in fundamental motor skill development [ Time Frame: Baseline and follow-up (6 to 8 weeks after playground stenciling) ]
    To test the effectiveness of a promising (cost-effective, easily scalable) playground stenciling intervention to change fundamental motor skills, Tests of Gross Motor Development (TGMDs) will be performed at baseline and follow-up.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A child who attends a childcare center enrolled to Aim 1.
  • A child who is ≥ 3 years and ≤ 6 years old
  • Your child will continue to attend this same childcare center for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

• Parent/legal guardian is unwilling to provide written informed consent


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03885518


Locations
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United States, Louisiana
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70808
Sponsors and Collaborators
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Responsible Party: Maura Kepper, Principal Investigator, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03885518    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-040-PBRC
First Posted: March 21, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pediatric Obesity
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms