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Effect of a school-based physical activity intervention program on fitness and health in Swiss 7 to 11 year old children
DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN15360785
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Public title Effect of a school-based physical activity intervention program on fitness and health in Swiss 7 to 11 year old children
Scientific title
Acronym KISS
Serial number at source SWI05-013 (KISS)
Study hypothesis It is hypothesised that the intervention will result in an increase of physical activity, fitness and health in the intervention group compared to the controls.
Lay summary Not provided at time of registration
Ethics approval Approved by the Ethics Committees of the University of Basel, the University of Zürich, as well as by the Cantonal Ethical Committee of Aargau, Switzerland.
Study design Randomised controlled trial
Countries of recruitment Switzerland
Disease/condition/study domain Healthy children with about 20% obese children included
Participants - inclusion criteria Healthy children
Participants - exclusion criteria Children with severe chronic disease (cyanotic heart disease, cystic fibrosis, asthma, motor disabilities)
Anticipated start date 31/10/2005
Anticipated end date 31/12/2009
Status of trial Completed
Patient information material
Target number of participants 600
Interventions The intervention will comprise environmental changes at school (i.e. daily physical activity) and individual components at home aiming at improving pattern and extent of physical activity and the control will have a usual school physical activity curriculum.
Primary outcome measure(s) 1. Total physical activity
2. Aerobic fitness
3. Percentage body fat
4. Bone mineral density of the femur
5. Quality of life
Secondary outcome measure(s) 1. Body composition (total lean and fat mass)
2. Body fat distribution
3. Additional cardiovascular risk factors
4. Bone mineral density of total body and lumbar spine and as well as bone mineral content of all measured sites
5. Bone metabolism
6. Overall fitness
7. Psychosocial health, social coping, stress coping, social anxiety, self esteem and addiction
8. Nutritional behaviour
Sources of funding Federal Office of Sports, Magglingen (Switzerland) (ref: SWI05-013 [KISS])
Trial website
Publications 1. 2006 protocol in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16756652
2. 2009 crossvalidation of analysis techniques in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18285806
3. 2010 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20179126
4. 2014 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24498404
Contact name Dr  Lukas  Zahner
  Address Institute for Exercise and Health Sciences
University of Basle
Brüglingen 33
  City/town Basel
  Zip/Postcode 4052
  Country Switzerland
  Tel +41 (0)61 377 87 55
  Email lukas.zahner@unibas.ch
Sponsor Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and University of Zurich (Switzerland)
  Address Exercise Physiology
Winterthurstr. 190
  City/town Zürich
  Zip/Postcode 8057
  Country Switzerland
  Tel +41 (0)44 635 50 06
  Fax +41 (0)44 493 53 54
  Email kriemler@access.unizh.ch
  Sponsor website: http://www.unizh.ch/
Date applied 18/10/2005
Last edited 06/02/2014
Date ISRCTN assigned 22/11/2005
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