This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions child, preschool, bone structure, physical fitness
Sponsor Universidad de Zaragoza
Start date January 2015
End date December 2015
Trial size 225 participants
Trial identifier NCT02457754, JIUZ-2014-BIO-08-216-162


Several studies have shown a high association between physical fitness and present and future health. Two of the main epidemics of the industrialized world are obesity and osteoporosis, diseases that could be prevented with early interventions from childhood. Both, physical activity and physical fitness have shown an association with these diseases, but tools for assessing them in early ages are still in development. Moreover, there is a lack of physical fitness reference values in preschool children and the relation of pathologies with physical fitness in these ages is still to be demonstrated. Therefore, through a simple and precise methodology displayed in the school and adapted for the younger we intend to: Provide a combination of safe and precise field tests to evaluate health related physical fitness in preschool children. Analyze body composition, risk of overweight, obesity and low mineral density and their relation with physical activity. The evaluation of these health-related physical fitness variables in early ages is of great interest to clinic and public health.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective cross-sectional

Primary Outcomes

Assessment of physical fitness in preschool children
time frame: 4 months evaluation

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 3 years up to 5 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Healthy - 3 to 5 years old Exclusion Criteria: - Unhealthy - Taking drugs affecting bone

Additional Information

Official title Physical Fitness and Bone Structure Evaluation in Preschool Children
Principal investigator German Vicente-Rodríguez, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Universidad de Zaragoza.