Purpose

The study is designed to compare two methods of delivering short (~10 min) physical activity breaks that will occur during the regular school day for 3 years. Schools will be randomized to deliver physical activity breaks led by either the regular classroom teacher or by a remote instructor through a video in the classroom. Both delivery methods will promote a variety of whole body movements using large muscle groups. The schools will not be able to choose which group (regular teacher or remote instructor) they will be part of.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 7 Years and 10 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  • 2nd and 3rd grade students

Exclusion Criteria

  • Students who are confined to a wheel chair, blind, or intellectually disadvantaged may be unable perform tests for cardiovascular fitness or MVPA using accelerometers

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Prevention
Masking
None (Open Label)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
PAAC-R
Physical Activity Across the Curriculum-Remote (PAAC-R) will include protocol specific activity breaks delivered remotely via a television in the classroom.
  • Behavioral: Physical Activity Across the Curriculum
    Activity breaks will be designed for delivery in the classroom without reconfiguration of the classroom space. Activities will emphasize whole body movements, using large muscle groups. Each break includes multiple activities. Each activity lasts about 2 minutes. There will be a total of about 20 minutes of physical activity done each school day.
Experimental
PAAC-T
Physical Activity Across the Curriculum-Teacher (PAAC-T) will include protocol specific activity breaks delivered by the classroom teacher.
  • Behavioral: Physical Activity Across the Curriculum
    Activity breaks will be designed for delivery in the classroom without reconfiguration of the classroom space. Activities will emphasize whole body movements, using large muscle groups. Each break includes multiple activities. Each activity lasts about 2 minutes. There will be a total of about 20 minutes of physical activity done each school day.

Recruiting Locations

University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas 66160

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
University of Kansas Medical Center

Study Contact

Joseph Donnelly, PhD
(785) 864-1687
jdonnelly2@kumc.edu

Notice

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