Effects of Specified Work Site Physical Activity Intervention Among Employees With Physical Heavy Work

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bibi Gram, University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01007669
First received: November 3, 2009
Last updated: February 8, 2013
Last verified: February 2013

November 3, 2009
February 8, 2013
August 2009
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • muscle strength [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Aerobic capacity [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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  • Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Health Check [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Effects of Specified Work Site Physical Activity Intervention Among Employees With Physical Heavy Work
Effects of Specified Work Site Physical Activity Intervention on Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Employees With Physical Heavy Work

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of specified worksite physical-activity interventions on musculoskeletal disorders in an industry with physical heavy workload.

Studies regarding company adjusted intervention have shown positive effects regarding work related neck and shoulder symptoms among workers with monotonous repetitive work. However, limited research is available on physical exercise intervention among workers with physically heavy work. This study introduces a new intervention concept to treat and prevent musculoskeletal disorders including individually and health check based exercise intervention.

The aim of this randomized controlled intervention project is

  1. Through Health check to outline the extent musculoskeletal disability in workers with heavy work load in relation to physical and metabolic fitness. Includes is also assessment of physical general activity and working conditions.
  2. To evaluate the effect of individual adjusted exercise programs on muscle strength, aerobic capacity, musculoskeletal disability, pain, work ability and sick absenteeism
Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Behavioral: Physical activity and Health check
    Strength training, aerobic capacity training.
  • Behavioral: Health check only
    Health check
  • Active Comparator: Reference
    Health check only
    Intervention: Behavioral: Health check only
  • Experimental: Intervention
    Physical activity and Health check
    Intervention: Behavioral: Physical activity and Health check
Holtermann A, Jørgensen MB, Gram B, Christensen JR, Faber A, Overgaard K, Ektor-Andersen J, Mortensen OS, Sjøgaard G, Søgaard K. Worksite interventions for preventing physical deterioration among employees in job-groups with high physical work demands: background, design and conceptual model of FINALE. BMC Public Health. 2010 Mar 9;10:120. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-120.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
67
September 2011
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Constructions workers, working for more than 20 hours pr week, Physical heavy work tasks (in Danish: brolæggere, rørlæggere, mekanikere)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Workers with flexible job i.e. for people with a reduced ability to work
Both
18 Years to 65 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Denmark
 
NCT01007669
s-20090058
Yes
Bibi Gram, University of Southern Denmark
Bibi Gram
Not Provided
Principal Investigator: Bibi Gram, M.Sc.,PT University of Southern Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
February 2013

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