Prader-Willie Syndrom, Childhood Obesity, and Physical Activity Studies!
Prader-Willie Syndrom, Childhood Obesity, and Physical Activity Studies!
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Family-based Exercise Intervention for Children and Adolescents with Prader-Willi Syndrome (Active Play @ Home)

Collaborator: Dr. Marilyn Dumont-Driscoll, University of Florida (UF)

PURPOSE

The aim of this project is to test the efficacy of a home-based 24-week PA program in youth with PWS and obese children without PWS. The physical activity program includes a blend of interactive console-based games and playground games built into a curriculum.

Active Play at Home (PA) Program

PARTICIPANTS

  • At CSUF: 50 obese children without PWS, ages 8-11 years, and 30 youth diagnosed with PWS, ages 8-16 years and one designated parent/guardian.
  • At UF: 20 obese children without PWS, ages 8-11 years, and 15 youth diagnosed with PWS ages 8-16 years and one designated parent/guardian.

DESCRIPTION

Participation requires 5-6 visits to CSUF or UF: 2 initial visits, a midway-program (12 weeks), a post-program (24 weeks) visit, and a follow-up visit 6 months after completing the program. All visits will last approximately 3.5 hours. Participants will complete a health screening, questionnaires, a low-dose radiation body composition test (DXA scan), and 2 physical tests. During the program participants will engage in a 24-week at home PA program, titled Active Play @ Home. All media and sport equipment will be provided to participating families at no cost.  Incentives (gift cards) will be provided for attending visits to CSUF or UF as well as during the program. Parents/guardians will be reimbursed for mileage for the visits to CSUF or UF.

Recruitment has concluded for this project. Thank you for your interest!

 

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