Water Intervention for Thinking in Kids (WITiKids ) Study
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||low fluid intake, chronic|
|Sponsor||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Start date||June 2014|
|End date||October 2015|
|Trial size||30 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02816450, 14701|
The aim of this study is to determine the influence of changes in water intake on changes in cognitive function among preadolescent children. Further, the proposed work will determine the relationship between urinary markers of hydration process and cognitive function. We hypothesize that an increase in water intake will result in greater cognitive performance. In addition, improvements in hydration demonstrated by lower urine concentration will be correlated with greater cognitive performance.
|Intervention model||crossover assignment|
Increase water intake to 2 liters per day for 4 days
Decrease water intake to 1 liter per day for 4 days
Flanker Task Accuracy
time frame: 2 Hours on the morning of Day 5
time frame: 24 hours during final day of fluid intake modulation (Day 4)
Male or female participants from 9 years up to 10 years old.
- Parental/guardian consent
- Normal or corrected-to-normal vision based on the minimal 20/20 standard in order to complete the cognitive task (below 20/20 vision).
- Participants younger than 9 years and older than 10 years at the time of testing age.
- Prior diagnosis of cognitive or physical disability, including ADHD (severe asthma, epilepsy, chronic kidney disease, and dependence upon a wheelchair/walking aid).
- Use of anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication, as well as those medications used for ADD/ADHD (use of any anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and ADD/ADHD medications).
- Participants must have not yet reached, or be in the earliest stages, of puberty, as measured by a modified test of the Tanner Staging System
- IQ below 85
- Use of medications that alter urinary excretion and water metabolism
- Use of internal electronic device, such as a pacemaker
|Official title||The Effects of Hydration on Brain, Cognition, Memory & Achievement in Childhood|
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