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RCMI Clinical Research Infrastructure Initiative: Exergaming

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City:   Los Angeles
State:   California
Zip Code:   90059
Conditions:   Childhood Obesity
Purpose:   The purpose of this study is to gather information on how much exercising with video games (ExerGaming) can increase the physical activity among overweight and youth. This study will try to see if participating in physical activity and exercising with video games at the same time can make overweight children move around more to better their own health. The hypothesis is that those in Exergaming arm will physiological changes and increase physical activity.
Study Summary:  
Criteria:   Inclusion Criteria: - male and female - aged 12-14 years - baseline BMI > 25 - gender- and age-specific 85th percentile cutoff points from the CDC growth chart - parental consent and subject assent Exclusion Criteria: - subjects not meeting the inclusion criteria or with physician-determined musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, metabolic, psychological, neuro-developmental or behavioral conditions that make mild-to-moderate physical activity potentially hazardous. - Participants under the age of 12 are excluded from the study because Weingart YMCA has an age policy. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to be at the facility alone. Therefore, the minimum age for the study is 12 years old so supervision is not a problem.
NCT ID:   NCT01374386
Primary Contact:   Principal Investigator
David Martins, MD, Msc
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

David Martins, MD, Msc
Phone: 323-357-3625
Backup Contact:   Email:
Nadia I Aibani, MPH
Phone: 323-249-5723
Location Contact:   Los Angeles, California 90059
United States

David Martins, MD, Msc
Phone: 323-357-3625

Site Status: Recruiting

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Date Processed:   September 01, 2014
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