Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition emotions
Treatment positive and negative affect scale for children
Sponsor Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Start date May 2011
End date June 2011
Trial size 180 participants
Trial identifier NCT02830711, 100-0921B

Summary

The mood was influenced by many factors in children. Sport, such as high-altitude mountain trek activity was thought benefit for human's mood and health. The expedition therapy was more and more popular in many schools recently. However, as the investigators best knowledge, there was no article discuss the relation between the mood and high-altitude mountain trek activity such as benefit influence in children. So, the investigators conduct the study.

Method: Demographic data will be recorded. The Professor Yeh's mood questionnaires were used to record the mood status of before and after the 3 days high-altitude mountain trek activity.

Statistical analyses: Participants rated their emotional states (happiness, sadness, anticipation, and anger) on a Likert scale. Each variable will be presented as descriptive statistics. Student t test or other suitable statistical method(s) will be used to determine the correction among the variables with scores of mood status. The paired t test or other suitable statistical method(s) will be used to determine the correction among the scores of mood status before and after the mountain activity. A difference was considered statistically significant if the p value were less than 0.05. All statistical analyses will be performed using SPPS statistical software for Windows, version 14 or more updated version.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model case control
Time perspective prospective

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change from baseline Emotion States (happiness, anticipation, sadness, and anger) at 1 week after the trek.
time frame: 1 month before the trek and 1 week after the trek.

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Age
time frame: 1 month before the trek.
Gender
time frame: 1 month before the trek.
Weight
time frame: 1 month before the trek.
Height
time frame: 1 month before the trek.
Blood type
time frame: 1 month before the trek.
Family configuration-father's and mother's Education level
time frame: 1 month before the trek.
Family configuration-All Siblings
time frame: 1 month before the trek.
Family configuration-live with which family or families
time frame: 1 month before the trek.

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 11 years up to 13 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Sixth-grade elementary students who participated in a 3-day, 2-night high-altitude mountain walking trek from the trailhead (2,140 m above sea level) to the summit of Xue Mountain (3,886 m above sea level) - Subject who provide the written informed consent from participants and their legal guardians before the distribution of the questionnaires. Exclusion Criteria: - Not Sixth-grade elementary students. - Not finish the 3-day, 2-night high-altitude mountain walking trek from the trailhead (2,140 m above sea level) to the summit of Xue Mountain (3,886 m above sea level) - Subject who do not provide the written informed consent from participants and their legal guardians before the distribution of the questionnaires.

Additional Information

Official title The Impact of a 3-day High-altitude Mountain Trek on the Emotional States of Children
Principal investigator SHIH-HAO WANG
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.