Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
20/06/2006
Date assigned
03/08/2006
Last edited
27/10/2016
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof John Reilly

ORCID ID

Contact details

Division of Developmental Medicine
University of Glasgow
1st Floor Tower Block
QMH
Yorkhill Hospitals
Dalnair Street
Glasgow
G3 8SJ
United Kingdom
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jjr2y@clinmed.gla.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acute effect of exercise on attention in children

Acronym

LEAPFROG – ACUTE

Study hypothesis

There is increasing evidence that children lead sedentary lives. An inactive lifestyle not only increases risk of obesity and metabolic disease, but may also have adverse effects on cognitive function. However, effects of physical activity on cognition in children are unclear and two recent systematic reviews or meta analyses have called for new randomised controlled trials (RCT).
The aims of the study are:
1. To test the hypothesis that an acute bout of aerobic exercise might have effects on attention in 6-8 year olds
2. To pilot for a future larger scale RCT

Ethics approval

University of Glasgow Medical Faculty Ethics Committee (project number: FM03605)

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Obesity

Intervention

Intervention group: acute bout of aerobic exercise for 30-40 minutes
Control: sedentary behaviour for 30-40 minutes

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Attention - measured using the Attentional Network Task (ANT)

Secondary outcome measures

Process evaluation (intensity of the acute bout of exercise, using accelerometry)

Overall trial start date

01/06/2006

Overall trial end date

01/08/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Healthy children aged 6-8 years attending mainstream primary schools

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

40 to 60 (20 to 30 per group)

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Diagnosis of any disorder of attention or memory

Recruitment start date

01/06/2006

Recruitment end date

01/08/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Division of Developmental Medicine
Glasgow
G3 8SJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Yorkhill Hospital NHS Trust (UK)

Sponsor details

c/o Dr Alison Wood
Research and Development Office
Harley Street
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Yorkhills Hospitals
Dalnair Street
Glasgow
G3 8SJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

Funders

Funder type

Charity

Funder name

Yorkhill Children's Foundation Studentship

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes

27/10/2016: No publications found, verifying study status with principal investigator