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Self-determined motivation for physical activity: prevalence, associated factors and effectiveness of a training package for improvement among grade seven children in Colombo district

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SLCTR Registration Number

SLCTR/2019/020


Date of Registration

27 Jun 2019

The date of last modification

Jun 27, 2019



Application Summary


Scientific Title of Trial

Self-determined motivation for physical activity: prevalence, associated factors and effectiveness of a training package for improvement among grade seven children in Colombo district


Public Title of Trial

Effectiveness of a motivational training package for improving self-determined motivation for physical activity among grade seven school children in the Colombo district


Disease or Health Condition(s) Studied

Mental health, motivation


Scientific Acronym

None


Public Acronym

None


Brief title

None


Universal Trial Number

U1111-1231-9530


Any other number(s) assigned to the trial and issuing authority

EC-18-116 (ERC: University of Colombo)


Trial Details


What is the research question being addressed?

Does an intervention package effectively improve self-determined motivation for physical activity among grade seven school children in Colombo district


Type of study

Interventional


Study design

Allocation

Randomized controlled trial


Masking

Masking not used


Control

Standard therapy/practice


Assignment

Parallel


Purpose

Prevention


Study Phase

Not Applicable


Intervention(s) planned

Study setting – Type 1AB, 1C and type 2 schools in the Colombo district.

Method of randomization – Of the four educational zones in Colombo district, one educational zone will be selected randomly as to carry out the study. • All the government schools in the selected zone will be stratified according to the selected types (1AB, 1C and type 2) • Out of those schools, 12 schools will be selected randomly (ie. 4 schools from each type) and schools in each stratum will be randomized to intervention and control arms using simple randomization. • From each selected school, one class (with average student number of 30) will be selected randomly out of all grade seven classes.

Intervention This will be conducted targeting teachers, parents and students.

  1. Intervention for teachers Teachers of the selected classes in the intervention arm will be trained to deliver the intervention package by principal investigator (MBBS qualified doctor and a sport psychologist) with a consultant psychiatrist

Methods of delivery By conducting four hours (2 hours per day for 2 days) training session which will be facilitated by a training guide.

Description of the interventions

(1) General introduction • Positive effect of physical activity on academic performance • Sedentary behavior among students • Level of physical activity among students

(2) Introduction to the proposed intervention package Components • How to improve motivation for physical activity • Class room based physical activity program • How to incorporate motivational strategies into day today activities • Methods to be active throughout the day at school and out of school • Minimization of sedentary activities

  1. Intervention for students This will be delivered by the principal investigator (PI) and the teachers who are trained.

Method of delivery – through demonstrations, activity cards, activity booklet, roleplays and homework activities These activities will be delivered as 20 minutes sessions and 3 sessions will be conducted per week for 4 months for the students in intervention arm.

Description of the intervention • Class room based activity breaks • Organizing of a quiz competition among students related to importance of physical activities PA promotion • A self-assessment booklet will be developed in order to record the daily progress by students • Activities to be done at home to minimize sedentary behavior will be taught to students in intervention arm. • Control group will receive the routine activities which already existing in school setting (morning exercise program and physical education periods) and these activities will also be provided for the intervention arm.

  1. Intervention for parents Parents of the children in intervention arm will be educated simultaneously by PI.

Method of delivery • This will be done through Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials, ie. Flash cards and leaflets, which will be developed with the consensus of experts in Health Promotion Bureau. • One 2 hours workshop will be conducted for Parents of the children in intervention arm. Description of the intervention • Why children should be active • How physical activity helps to improve your child’s academic performance • How to support your child to be active


Inclusion criteria

Male and female students who are studying in grade seven in the government schools in Colombo district


Exclusion criteria

• Physically or mentally disabled children • School children with vision or hearing impairment that has not been corrected • School children currently away from physical activities due to illnesses or injuries



Primary outcome(s)

1.

Level of self-determined motivation towards physical activity: this will be assessed by using validated BREQ-3 at the end of the intervention.

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Prior to the intervention and 4 months after the commencement of the intervention

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Secondary outcome(s)

1.
  • Self reported physical activity level: This will be assessed by already validated Physical activity questionnaire - Sinhala (PAQ-S) following the intervention
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Prior to the intervention and 4 months after the commencement of the intervention

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  • Sedentary activity level: already validated Adolescent Sedentary Activity Questionnaire (ASAQ-S) will be used to assess this component after the intervention
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Prior to the intervention and 4 months after the commencement of the intervention

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Target number/sample size

276 (138 students in each arm)


Countries of recruitment

Sri Lanka


Anticipated start date

2019-06-28


Anticipated end date

2019-10-28


Date of first enrollment


Date of study completion


Recruitment status

Pending


Funding source

None


Regulatory approvals

Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka



State of Ethics Review Approval


Status

Approved


Date of Approval

2018-12-20


Approval number

EC-18-116


Details of Ethics Review Committee

Name: Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
Institutional Address:No. 25, Kynsey Road, Colombo 8
Telephone:0112695300
Email: ethicscommitteemfc@gmail.com

Contact & Sponsor Information


Contact person for Scientific Queries/Principal Investigator

Dr. S. V. Rajasinghe
Registrar in Community Medicine
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo

0784745749

sumuviraj@gmail.com

Contact Person for Public Queries

Prof. Carukshi Arambepola
Professor in Community Medicine
Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine University of Colombo
0112 695 300
0112 695 300

carukshi@commed.cmb.ac.lk


Primary study sponsor/organization

None





Secondary study sponsor (If any)

None





Trial Completion details


Do the investigators plan to share identified individual clinical trial participant-level data (IPD)?

No


IPD sharing plan description


Study protocol available


Protocol version and date

Not Available


Protocol URL

Not Available


Results summary available

No


Date of posting results


Date of study completion


Final sample size


Date of first publication


Link to results


Brief summary of results