Purpose

The objective of this study is to compare the effect of two strategies to increase MVPA in adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD): a single level intervention delivered to the adolescent only, and a multi-level intervention delivered to both the adolescent and a parent .

Conditions

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 10 Years and 21 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Mild to moderate IDD (IQ of 74-40).
  • Sufficient functional ability to understand directions, communicate preferences, wants, and needs through spoken language.
  • Living at home with a parent or guardian who is willing to participate in the intervention, with no plans to change this living situation and/or to leave the study area in the next 18 mos.
  • Wireless internet access in the home.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Unable to participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA).
  • Pregnancy during the previous 6 mos., currently lactating, or planned pregnancy in the following 18 mos.
  • Unwilling to be randomized.

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Prevention
Masking
Single (Outcomes Assessor)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
Adolescent Only
Remote based physical activity intervention delivered to adolescents only. Adolescents will be asked to attend weekly group exercise sessions, individual support sessions, and monitor their daily physical activity.
  • Behavioral: Group Exercise Sessions
    Remote exercise sessions delivered over group video conference
  • Behavioral: Individual Support Sessions
    Individual education/support/feedback sessions delivered over video chat
Active Comparator
Adolescent and Parent
Remote based physical activity intervention delivered to adolescents and their parent. Adolescents and a parent will be asked to attend weekly group exercise sessions, individual support sessions, and monitor their daily physical activity. Parents will have access to a Parent Facebook group.
  • Behavioral: Group Exercise Sessions
    Remote exercise sessions delivered over group video conference
  • Behavioral: Individual Support Sessions
    Individual education/support/feedback sessions delivered over video chat
  • Behavioral: Facebook Group
    Facebook group for parents to provide additional support and education

Recruiting Locations

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Contact:
Joseph E Donnelly, EdD
785-764-3574
jdonnelly@ku.edu

More Details

Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
University of Kansas

Study Contact

Lauren Ptomey
913-588-7983
lptomey@ku.edu

Detailed Description

We will study adolescents with mild to moderate IDD. Each participant will have 1 designated parent who supports the participant during the physical activity (PA) intervention and in the adolescent and parent arm does the physical activity with the participant. Approximately 29 participants/yr. over 4 yrs. will be randomized in a 1:1 allocation to a remote group-based program of MVPA delivered to the adolescent (AO) or a multi-level intervention delivered to both the adolescent and a parent (A+P). Both interventions will be 12 mos. (6 mos. active intervention, 6 mos. maintenance intervention) with a 6 mos. no-contact follow-up targeted to increase MVPA to the recommended 60 min/d. Both intervention will include real-time MVPA sessions delivered to groups of 5-7 adolescents in their homes using video conferencing software (ZoomTM) with homework assignments designed to increase MVPA on the non-group session days. Parents of adolescents in the A+P group will be asked to participate in the group video MVPA sessions and homework activity, and to attend sessions (0-6 mos. 2 session/mo.; 7-12 mos. 1 session/mo.) with their adolescent and the health coach designed to educate/support parents regarding the role of MVPA in health and function and strategies for increasing MVPA and decreasing sedentary time in both their adolescent and themselves. All participants will monitor their daily PA using a Fitbit wireless activity tracker.

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