Individual Study / Baranowski et al.; Games Health J. 2019

Videogames That Encourage Healthy Behavior Did Not Alter Fasting Insulin or Other Diabetes Risks in Children: Randomized Clinical Trial

Videogames That Encourage Healthy Behavior Did Not Alter Fasting Insulin or Other Diabetes Risks in Children: Randomized Clinical Trial

Initiatives -
The study reported here was an efficacy trial of two role-playing videogames played in sequence, "Escape from Diab" (hereinafter called Diab) and "Nanoswarm: Invasion from Inner Space" (hereinafter called Nano), on diabetes and obesity risk factors: fasting insulin and body mass index (BMI), and risk-related behaviors: diet, PA, and sedentary behavior (SB). Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2019
Funding
No competing financial interests exist.

Design

Study design
Clinical trial cohort

Marker Paper

Baranowski T, Baranowski J, Chen TA, et al. Videogames That Encourage Healthy Behavior Did Not Alter Fasting Insulin or Other Diabetes Risks in Children: Randomized Clinical Trial. Games Health J. 2019;8(4):257‐264. doi:10.1089/g4h.2018.0097

PUBMED 30964335

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
200
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

A sample of 200 overweight or obese children (ages 10-12 years from 85th to 99th BMI percentile [%]) was recruited, primarily using a volunteer list.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
10
Maximum age
12
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status
  • overweight or obese children

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment

Number of participants

Number of participants
200
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
The study reported here was an efficacy trial of two role-playing videogames played in sequence, "Escape from Diab" (hereinafter called Diab) and "Nanoswarm: Invasion from Inner Space" (hereinafter called Nano), on diabetes and obesity risk factors: fasting insulin and body mass index (BMI), and risk-related behaviors: diet, PA, and sedentary behavior (SB).
Start Date
2019
End Date
2019
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Tablet/laptop