GamerFit Condition for Mental disorders

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Mental disorders+2 More
GamerFit Condition - Behavioral
< 18
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

The goal of "GamerFit" is to test the delivery of a theory-based mHealth app that utilizes social support, exergaming, and telehealth coaching to improve PA levels, sleep, and psychiatric symptoms among youth participants (ages 14-17 y) with PD. In order to aid future intervention optimization, 60 participants with at least one PD will be randomized, with 30 using the GamerFit app with weekly telehealth coaching sessions and 30 using a commercial healthy habits app as a comparator group

Eligible Conditions

  • Mental disorders

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 12 weeks

12 weeks
Feasibility of the app
Physical activity

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Comparator Condition
1 of 2
GamerFit Condition
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

60 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: GamerFit Condition · No Placebo Group · N/A

GamerFit Condition
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: GamerFit Condition · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Comparator Condition
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Comparator Condition · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 12 weeks
Closest Location: Pennington Biomedical Research Center · Baton Rouge, LA
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2007First Recorded Clinical Trial
0 TrialsResearching Mental disorders
215 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

National Institutes of Health (NIH)NIH
2,390 Previous Clinical Trials
24,521,497 Total Patients Enrolled
Pennington Biomedical Research CenterLead Sponsor
261 Previous Clinical Trials
166,170 Total Patients Enrolled
Merrimack CollegeOTHER
1 Previous Clinical Trials
23 Total Patients Enrolled
Amanda E Staiano, PhD, MPPPrincipal InvestigatorPennington Biomedical Research Center
April Bowling, MA, ScDPrincipal InvestigatorMerrimack College

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 18 · All Participants · 9 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You can have a competent translator present during coaching sessions if not fluent in English (parent).
You have an IQ of 85 or higher and no intellectual disability that precludes participation.
You can understand English-language instructions.\n
You are physically capable of exercise.
You have access to a smart phone or compatible tablet (child/participant).
You are willing and able to be present during telehealth coaching sessions.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.