Health Promotion Intervention Program at the Workplace

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified December 2013 by Wingate Institute
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First received: June 21, 2012
Last updated: December 23, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

The purpose of the current investigation is to examine the effects of health intervention program at the workplace on health risks for cardiovascular disease, well-being and absenteeism at the workplace.

Participants: 1500 male and female employees from 10 different companies across Israel will take part in the study. Age: older than 18 yrs.

Hypothesis 1: The intervention program will have positive effects on the health risks for cardiovascular disease. For example: Will be reflected in a decrease in LDL and increase in HDL.

Hypothesis 2: The intervention program will have positive effects on the absenteeism at the workplace (e.g. decrease in days of sick leave per employee).

Condition Intervention
Conditions Influencing Health Status
Behavioral: Health intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Health Promotion Intervention Program at the Workplace

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Further study details as provided by Wingate Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Anthropometric measures [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The following measures will be evaluated: Height and body mass (Kg) and Body mass index will be calculated (BMI), hip and waist circumference and the ratio between the two measures will be calculated.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Absenteeism from work [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number days of sick leave each employee had during the 6 months period.

  • Blood tests results [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Improvement in Blood test results: blood glucose levels and Hemuglubin A1c, Hemoglubin, lipid profile (LDL, HDL, cholestrol, Triglycerides), liver function (ALT, GGT)

Estimated Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Health intervention program
Health promotion intervention program will be implemented at each workplace and will include: exercise program, nutritional counseling for the kitchen service, lectures on different topics (physical activity, nutrition, sleeping behaviour etc.).
Behavioral: Health intervention

physical activity program at the workplace - once a week with a certified trainer. (The program will include: aerobic exercises as well as resistance exercises). The employees will encourage to perform two additional workouts during the week.

Nutritional counseling for the kitchen staff Lectures - lectures will be given at each worksite on different topics: physical activity, nutrition, sleeping behaviour, mental aspects.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • agreement to participate in the study,
  • older than 18 yrs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Missing blood tests results and anthropometric measures prior to the beginning of the study,
  • unstable cardiac disease,
  • unstable hypertension during rest (above 200 mmHg systolic blood pressure and above 110 mmHg of diastolic blood pressure),
  • pregnancy,
  • using pacemaker,
  • past cardiac incidence during the 6 months preceding the test,
  • other disease that might cause contraindication for exercise
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01628419

Contact: Eyal Shargal, PhD +972-9-8639418
Contact: Rotem Cohen, MSc +972-9-8639404

Wingate Institute Recruiting
Netanya, Israel
Contact: Eyal Shargal, PhD    +972-9-8639418   
Contact: Rotem Cohen, MSc    +972-98639404   
Principal Investigator: Eyal Shargal, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wingate Institute
Study Director: Eyal Shargal, PhD Wingate Institute, Israel
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Wingate Institute Identifier: NCT01628419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WIN12345
Study First Received: June 21, 2012
Last Updated: December 23, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Wingate Institute:
Health promotion
Exercise program processed this record on April 16, 2014