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Establishing the length of physical activity needed to improve cognitive performance in Dutch adolescents (11-14 years).


- candidate number20847
- NTR NumberNTR4886
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR30-okt-2014
- Secondary IDsEMGO+ institute: WC2014-020 METc VUmc: 2014.363
- Public TitleEstablishing the length of physical activity needed to improve cognitive performance in Dutch adolescents (11-14 years).
- Scientific TitlePhysical activity (PA) related effects on cognitive performance after engaging in physical exercise at 10, 20 and 30 minutes.
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisIn this study we will investigate whether the effects of physical activity on cognitive performance are present after short (10 minutes), medium (20 minutes) or longer (30 minutes) bouts of moderate exercise in order to establish the feasibility of implementing exercise programs in a school setting.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedPhysical activity, Cognitive functioning, Schoolperformance, Adolescents
- Inclusion criteriaDutch adolescents following elementary and high school (11-14 years).
- Exclusion criteria-none-
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialyes
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupCrossover
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 4-nov-2014
- planned closingdate1-apr-2015
- Target number of participants80
- InterventionsGroup 1) Acute effects of 10 minutes of physical activity at a moderate level of intensity.
Group 2) Acute effects of 20 minutes of physical activity at a moderate level of intensity.
Group 3) Acute effects of 30 minutes of physical activity at a moderate level of intensity.
Control conditions
Group 1) Reading, filling in questionnaires and solving puzzels for 10 minutes.
Group 2) Reading, filling in questionnaires and solving puzzels for 20 minutes.
Group 3) Reading, filling in questionnaires and solving puzzels for 30 minutes.
- Primary outcomeCognitive performance on a task measuring selective attention and a task measuring working memory.
- Secondary outcome-Heart rate variability
-Physical fitness
-School grades (CITO scores)
- TimepointsThis is a cross-sectional study, therefore, the acute effects of physical activity will be measured at one timepoint per group.
- Trial web site
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES A. Singh
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES A. Singh
- Sponsor/Initiator VU University Medical Center
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
NWO
- Publications
- Brief summaryParticipation in physical activity (PA) has received particular attention in the scientific literature, not only for its beneficial effects on physical and emotional health, but also for its positive effects on cognitive functioning. A single bout of physical exercise has been found to increase performance on tasks measuring higher order cognitive processes, such as attention and working memory.
The majority of studies performed to investigate the relationship between PA and cognitive performance, implement exercise sessions of approximately 30 minutes at a moderate to vigorous level of intensity. Such long exercise sessions are difficult to implement in a school setting, as such, it is necessary to assess whether the effects of physical activity on cognitive performance are present after shorter bouts of exercise.
In this study, we investigate PA-related effects on cognitive performance after engaging in physical exercise at 10, 20 and 30 minutes.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD30-okt-2014 - 16-dec-2014


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