Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions physiological response to exercise, perception of exercise difficulty
Sponsor University of Vermont
Start date June 2012
End date August 2016
Trial size 40 participants
Trial identifier NCT01695785, M12-079

Summary

Little is known regarding the relationship between perceived and physiological exertion in adolescents. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between physiological and perceptual markers of effort during exercise and the relationship of these markers to other health-related behaviors in healthy weight and obese adolescents.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective cross-sectional
Arm
greater than or equal to the 5th to less than the 85th BMI percentile
greater than or equal to the 95th BMI percentile

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Physiological responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise
time frame: 7-10 days

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Perceptual responses to submaximal and maximal treadmill exercise
time frame: 7-10 days

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 13 years up to 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Healthy weight (>5th-85th BMI percentile) or obese (>95th BMI percentile) - male and female adolescents, 13-18 years - Approval to participate in a submaximal and maximal treadmill test received from the adolescent's pediatrician. Exclusion Criteria: - Underweight (<5th BMI percentile) - overweight (85 - <95th BMI percentile) - evidence/reporting of significant cardiovascular disease, cardiac arrhythmias, liver disease, or the chronic use of medications including diuretics, steroids and adrenergic-stimulating agents. - Adolescents with emotional problems such as clinical depression or other diagnosed psychological condition and currently use prescription medication for psychological conditions. - Approval to participate in a submaximal and maximal treadmill test from the adolescent's pediatrician not obtained

Additional Information

Official title Perception of Physical Exertion in Healthy Weight and Obese Adolescents: A Pilot Study
Principal investigator Connie Tompkins, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Vermont.