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Frequent Ballgames Training for 9-11 Year Old Schoolchildren

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: NCT02000492
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 26, 2016
University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Claus Malta Nielsen, University of Copenhagen

Brief Summary:
Inactivity among schoolchildren is a challenge to public health and for the municipality in particular. This study´s aim is to evaluate the cognitive and physical as well as social and fitness adaptations, and learning outcomes of short- and long term ball training for 9-11 years old girls and boys, and to determine to what extend the organisation (5x12 minutes og 3x40 minute a week) and type of training (ball games, circuit training or running) influence the magnitude of response.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Body Composition Echocardiography Behavioral: Football Behavioral: Running Behavioral: Circuit training Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 423 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Intense School Based Physical Activity - Physiological, Cognitive and Sociological Aspects
Study Start Date : September 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Training
Football, circuit training or running 5x12 minutes or 3x 40 minutes
Behavioral: Football
Behavioral: Running
Behavioral: Circuit training
No Intervention: Control

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cardiac function [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

  2. Body composition [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA-scanning)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cognitive effect [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    computer based tests for cognitive and learning effects

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Social effects [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]
    focus group Interviews

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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Years to 11 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 9-11 years old girls and boys in 3rd grade in schools in Frederikssund and Copenhagen

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children with severe mental or physical disabilities

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02000492

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Municipality of Frederikssund
Frederikssund, Denmark, 3600
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Copenhagen
University Hospital, Gentofte, Copenhagen
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Principal Investigator: Peter Krustrup, Professor Centre of team sports and health, University of Copenhagen
Principal Investigator: Peter R Hansen, dr Msc University hospital og Gentofte
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Claus Malta Nielsen, Municipal doktor, University of Copenhagen Identifier: NCT02000492    
Other Study ID Numbers: H-3-2013-038
18172 ( Other Identifier: Styrelsen for Forskning og Innovation )
First Posted: December 4, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 26, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016