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Boston, Massachusetts 02115


Purpose:

Wellness Enhancing Physical Activity for Young Children (WE PLAY) is a teacher training that is based online and was designed to support early childhood educators' efforts to promote physical activity (PA) through structured and unstructured active play with preschoolers. WE PLAY includes six components: (1) online training; (2) video library; (3) game sheets; (4) teacher self-assessment; (5) supervisor support; and (6) activity packs that are designed to work synergistically. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of WE PLAY on children's levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during school hours. We hypothesized that children whose teachers received WE PLAY would have higher levels of MVPA during school hours at post-intervention relative to pre-intervention and relative to children whose teachers did not receive WE PLAY. A second purpose was to examine the impact of WE PLAY on teacher outcomes (i.e., knowledge, intentions, perceived behavior control, subjective norms, perceived power beliefs, normative beliefs, and moral norms). We hypothesized that teachers who participated in WE PLAY would demonstrate higher scores on each of these variables at post-intervention relative to pre-intervention and to teachers in the control group. A cluster randomized controlled trial was used in this study. Six Head Start preschools were pair matched and randomized to the intervention (WE PLAY) or control groups. Preschool children (N=57) and their teachers (N=25) participated. Child MVPA was measured using accelerometers for 5-day periods at pre- and post-intervention. Teacher variables were measured using online surveys.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - All teachers at the participating programs, and all children within the participating teachers' classrooms, were eligible to participate in this study. Exclusion Criteria: - There were no exclusion criteria based on gender, race/ethnicity, language spoken at home, socio-economic level, or any other demographic variable.


Study is Available At:


Original ID:

WEPLAY


NCT ID:

NCT03692702


Secondary ID:


Study Acronym:


Brief Title:

Wellness Enhancing Physical Activity for Young Children


Official Title:

Wellness Enhancing Physical Activity for Young Children Preschool Teacher Training


Overall Status:

Completed


Study Phase:

N/A


Genders:

N/A


Minimum Age:

3 Years


Maximum Age:

5 Years


Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

Northeastern University


Oversight Authority:

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Reasons Why Stopped:


Study Type:

Interventional


Study Design:


Number of Arms:

2


Number of Groups:

0


Total Enrollment:

82


Enrollment Type:

Actual


Overall Contact Information

Official Name:Jessica A Hoffman, PhD
Principal Investigator
Northeastern University

Study Dates

Start Date:October 30, 2017
Completion Date:July 18, 2018
Completion Type:Actual
Primary Completion Date:May 4, 2018
Primary Completion Type:Actual
Verification Date:September 2018
Last Changed Date:September 28, 2018
First Received Date:September 28, 2018

Study Outcomes

Outcome Type:Secondary Outcome
Measure:Change in perceived power beliefs
Time Frame:Pre-intervention (week 1) and post-intervention (week 4)
Safety Issues:False
Description:Items (n=10) were from a previously developed scale. Scores ranged from 10-60.
Outcome Type:Secondary Outcome
Measure:Change in normative beliefs
Time Frame:Pre-intervention (week 1) and post-intervention (week 4)
Safety Issues:False
Description:Items (n=5) were from a previously developed scale. Scores ranged from 5-30.
Outcome Type:Secondary Outcome
Measure:Change in moral norms
Time Frame:Pre-intervention (week 1) and post-intervention (week 4)
Safety Issues:False
Description:Items (n=4) were from a previously developed scale. Scores ranged from 4-24.
Outcome Type:Secondary Outcome
Measure:Change in subjective norms
Time Frame:Pre-intervention (week 1) and post-intervention (week 4)
Safety Issues:False
Description:Items (n=3) were from a previously developed scale. Scores ranged from 3-18.
Outcome Type:Secondary Outcome
Measure:Change in perceived behavioral control
Time Frame:Pre-intervention (week 1) and post-intervention (week 4)
Safety Issues:False
Description:Items (n=4) were from a previously developed scale. Scores ranged from 4-24.
Outcome Type:Secondary Outcome
Measure:Change in teacher tnowledge
Time Frame:Pre-intervention (week 1; both groups). The WE PLAY group's knowledge was assessed again immediately
Safety Issues:False
Description:12 knowledge items were developed for this study and were drawn from content covered in the online training. Scores ranged from 0-12.
Outcome Type:Primary Outcome
Measure:Change in Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) per minute in children
Time Frame:Pre-intervention was in week 1 and post-intervention was in week 4
Safety Issues:False
Description:We measured child PA using ActiGraph GT9X Link monitors for 24-hour periods across five days at both pre-intervention and post-intervention

Study Interventions

Intervention Type:Behavioral
Name:WE PLAY
Description:WE PLAY is an online preschool teacher training that is based in theory and implementation science. It contains six components: (1) online training; (2) video library; (3) game sheets; (4) teacher self-assessment; (5) supervisor support; and (6) activity packs containing low cost physical activity equipment
Arm Name:WE PLAY

Study Arms

Study Arm Type:No Intervention
Arm Name:Control
Description:Preschools in this condition received the same physical activity equipment that preschools in the WE PLAY condition received. Teachers were not provided with any specific instructions or information about physical activity.
Study Arm Type:Experimental
Arm Name:WE PLAY
Description:Teachers in this condition received the WE PLAY training.

Study Agencies

Agency Class:Other
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:Northeastern University

Sample and Retention Information

There are no available Sample and Retention Information

Study References

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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