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Trial registered on ANZCTR

Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Date data sharing statement initially provided
Date results information initially provided
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
The Fundamental Motor Skills Video Education for Parents Program: FUN MOVES Program
Scientific title
The effect of a parent video education program on motor skills in preschoolers: FUN MOVES Program
Secondary ID [1] 295705 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Motor Skill Development 309436 0
Condition category
Condition code
Public Health 308283 308283 0 0
Health promotion/education

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
12-week Intervention. Parents of participants will receive a video weekly for 12 weeks. The 2-minute long animated video will provide information on the fundamental motor skills and physical activity as well as break down how to teach one skill and provide ideas for games that can be used to practice the skill. The videos have been created specifically for this study.
Once they have received the video parents are then expected to demonstrate and practice the skill with their child. They will keep a log book of their activities tracking how long they practice each skill. The time spent on each skill is up to the discretion of the caregiver as the research team would like to see the effectiveness of the program in a real world setting. There are no strategies to assess adherence to the videos other than parents self report of having watched it in in their logbooks
Intervention code [1] 312258 0
Intervention code [2] 312259 0
Comparator / control treatment
The wait-list control group will initially receive their normal childcare curriculum: what the centres have developed as their curriculum based on the NSW government structures. The parents of the control group will receive all video content at the completion of the study.
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 307251 0
Fundamental motor skills assessed by Test of Gross Motor Development 2 (TGMD-2)
Timepoint [1] 307251 0
Baseline (week 0) and post-intervention (week 12)
Secondary outcome [1] 351269 0
Physical activity levels assessed by accelerometry and Preschool-Aged Children Physical Activity Questionnaire (PrePAQ)
Timepoint [1] 351269 0
Baseline (week 0) and post-intervention (week 12)
Secondary outcome [2] 351270 0
Body mass index measured by height and weight. Height will be measured using a stadiometer and weight measured on digital scales.
Timepoint [2] 351270 0
Baseline (week 0) and post-intervention (week 12)

Key inclusion criteria
Healthy children with no chronic conditions that would affect the child's participation in physical activity.
Age 3-5 and enrolled in the UNSW early years centers and their parents of any age. There is no inclusion/exclusion criteria based on the parents.
Minimum age
3 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Chronic condition that affects participants involvement in physical activity.
Diagnosed behavioral condition

Study design
Purpose of the study
Educational / counselling / training
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?

The people assessing the outcomes
Intervention assignment
Other design features
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 300292 0
Name [1] 300292 0
University of NSW
Address [1] 300292 0
Sydney NSW 2052
Country [1] 300292 0
Primary sponsor type
University of NSW
Sydney NSW 2052
Secondary sponsor category [1] 300010 0
Name [1] 300010 0
Address [1] 300010 0
Country [1] 300010 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Ethics committee name [1] 301325 0
UNSW Human Research Ethics and Compliance - Low risk
Ethics committee address [1] 301325 0
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
Ethics committee country [1] 301325 0
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 301325 0
Approval date [1] 301325 0
Ethics approval number [1] 301325 0

Brief summary
This project will involve a FMS program that will be implemented with the parents of children enrolled at the UNSW Early Years Childcare Centres. FUN MOVES will be a randomised controlled trial in preschool aged children to be conducted over a 12-week period with fundamental motor skill testing to be completed at the beginning and end of the 12 weeks. Parents of children in the control group will be offered the videos free of charge at the end of the study. Therefore, initially the control groups will be allocated as wait list for the program.
The primary outcome measure will be FMS measured using the Test of Gross Motor Development 2 (TGMD-2). Secondary outcome measures include both perceived and actual physical activity (PA) levels and anthropometric data (BMI).
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Principal investigator
Name 85886 0
Mr Alexander Engel
Address 85886 0
Level 2 West. Wallace Building UNSW, Sydney NSW 2052
Country 85886 0
Phone 85886 0
+61 423771797
Fax 85886 0
Email 85886 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 85887 0
Mr Alexander Engel
Address 85887 0
Level 2 West. Wallace Building UNSW, Sydney NSW 2052
Country 85887 0
Phone 85887 0
+61 423771797
Fax 85887 0
Email 85887 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 85888 0
Mr Alexander Engel
Address 85888 0
Level 2 West. Wallace Building UNSW, Sydney NSW 2052
Country 85888 0
Phone 85888 0
+61 423771797
Fax 85888 0
Email 85888 0

Data sharing statement
Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available (including data dictionaries)?
No/undecided IPD sharing reason/comment
What supporting documents are/will be available?
No other documents available
Summary results
Have study results been published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Other publications
Have study results been made publicly available in another format?
Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary