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Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808


The goal of the proposed randomized controlled trial is to test the efficacy of exergaming (i.e. video gaming that involves physical activity) to reduce adiposity in overweight and obese children.

Study summary:

The GAMESQUAD study is a 6-month, 2-arm randomized controlled trial among 46 overweight/obese children (aged 10 to 12 years) assigned to: 1) 3 hours/week of in-home exergaming or 2) a control group. An innovative aspect is the inclusion of a fitness trainer who will regularly video chat with the participant and virtually monitor gameplay. The study will advance the field by: 1) establishing the efficacy of exergaming to reduce BMIz among overweight and obese children and 2) demonstrating the potential of exergaming to reduce body fat and improve children's cardiovascular health.


Inclusion Criteria: - BMI percentile > or equal to 85 on the CDC growth chart - Participating household has a high-speed internet connection - At least 1 family member or friend who is willing to exergame in the home with the participant for 3 hours/week Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant - Impairments that prevent normal ambulation - Previous history, or current symptoms of, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal injury, or epileptic seizures



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Amanda E Staiano, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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