The Healthy Lifestyle Study
The purpose of this study is to determine if an internet-based intervention will be effective in improving the lifestyle and weight of an obese employee population.
The intervention will last 12 months, and includes a weight tracker, a food intake tracker, an activity tracker, a calorie balance tool, an electronic discussion board, and electronic greeting cards.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Weight Management for a Defined Employee Population Using an Interactive eHealth Portal|
- change in body mass index
- quality of life
- blood pressure
- hemoglobin A1c
- total cholesterol
- HDL cholesterol
- HANDS depression score
- wellness score on Summex Health Risk Appraisal
- health care costs
- unscheduled paid time off
|Study Start Date:||September 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2007|
The study will compare two groups over time, one of which will utilize the electronic tools, and one of which will not. The samples will be drawn from the employees of a metro-Milwaukee hospital, and will consist of obese (Body Mass Index, or BMI, of 30 or greater) employees only.
The primary outcome will be change in weight over the study time period as measured by the BMI. Secondary outcome measures will include quality of life, blood pressure, tests of blood sugar, cholesterol, presence of depression, lifestyle wellness score, health care costs and productivity.
|United States, Wisconsin|
|Aurora Health Care|
|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, 53215|
|Principal Investigator:||Alison Lux, MD||Aurora Health Care|