Physical Activity, Quality of Life and Disease Outcomes in Youth With Multiple Sclerosis: the ATOMIC (Active Teens Multiple Sclerosis) Physical Activity Research Program

Status: Recruiting
Location: See all (3) locations...
Intervention Type: Behavioral
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable
SUMMARY

The investigators have previously shown that youth with MS are very inactive, and that vigorous physical activity is associated with higher levels of well-being and lower MS disease activity in youth. Yet, no effective physical activity interventions have been developed for youth with MS to date. The investigators have taken input from youth with MS to create a Smartphone-based app (the ATOMIC - Active Teens with Multiple Sclerosis - App) that provides tailored physical activity information and coaching, provides tools to increase social connectedness, and promotes physical activity. This proposed research will therefore address the problem of inactivity in youth with MS by studying an intervention to increase physical activity.

Eligibility
Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 11
Maximum Age: 21
Healthy Volunteers: No
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• Youth 11-21 years of age;

• MS diagnosis or clinically isolated syndrome, as per revised McDonald diagnostic criteria and International Pediatric MS Study Group criteria prior to the age of 18;

• Participating in less than three hours of structured physical activity per week.

Locations
United States
Alabama
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Not yet recruiting
Birmingham
Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Recruiting
Philadelphia
Other Locations
Canada
The Hospital for Sick Children
Recruiting
Toronto
Contact Information
Primary
E. Ann Yeh, MA, MD, FRCPC, Dip ABPN
ann.yeh@sickkids.ca
416-813-7654
Backup
Hareem Ilyas
hareem.ilyas@sickkids.ca
416-813-7654
Time Frame
Start Date: December 1, 2020
Estimated Completion Date: September 2023
Participants
Target number of participants: 56
Treatments
Experimental: Intervention
The participant receives the intervention immediately following baseline measurements.
Other: Waitlist attention-control
The participant receives the control condition for 6 months following baseline measurements. After 6 months, the baseline measurements are repeated and then the participant receives the intervention.
Authors
Brenda Banwell, E. Ann Yeh, Robert Motl
Related Therapeutic Areas
Sponsors
Leads: The Hospital for Sick Children
Collaborators: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Queen's University, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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