Workplace-Sponsored Diet and Exercise Program to Reduce Obesity

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stephenie Lemon, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00123526
First received: July 21, 2005
Last updated: September 23, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
  Purpose

This study will evaluate the effectiveness of an environmental worksite intervention to reduce obesity among hospital employees.


Condition Intervention Phase
Obesity
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Behavioral: Diet
Behavioral: Physical Activity
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Active Living and Healthy Diet at the Workplace

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Further study details as provided by University of Massachusetts, Worcester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body mass index [ Time Frame: Measured at Months 12 and 24 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 899
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: June 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Worksite intervention
Behavioral: Diet
Participants will also follow a healthy diet, characterized by higher intakes of fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, legumes, and whole grains. Participants will consume less high fat foods and refined grains, and reduce their total caloric intake through smaller portion sizes.
Behavioral: Physical Activity
The intervention will promote active living, in which physical activity is incorporated into each participants' daily routine.
No Intervention: 2
Receive no intervention

Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

Obesity is a significant public health problem in the United States, prompting policy makers and researchers to call for action against the epidemic. Obesity and associated health conditions affect all age groups and both genders, yet disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minorities. Health consequences of obesity include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hyperinsulinemia, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, arthritis, sleep disturbances, breathing problems, and certain types of cancer. Hospitals are important worksite environments that employ large numbers of people in diverse job categories from diverse educational and socioeconomic backgrounds.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

The purpose of this study is to promote weight loss among those who are overweight and obese, and prevent weight gain among those of normal weight through an environmental intervention targeted to all employees at six hospitals in central Massachusetts. The hospitals will be matched according to size, and within each matched pair randomly assigned to either the intervention or control group. The intervention will promote active living, in which physical activity is incorporated into each participants' daily routine. Participants will also follow a healthy diet, characterized by higher intakes of fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, legumes, and whole grains. Participants will consume less high fat foods and refined grains, and reduce their total caloric intake through smaller portion sizes.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Works at least 20 hours per week at a participating hospital
  • Speaks English or Spanish

Exclusion criteria:

  • Works at only one hospital within the participating hospital system
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00123526

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Stephenie Lemon University of Massachusetts, Worcester
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Stephenie Lemon, Principal Investigator, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00123526     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 223, R01HL079483, R01 HL079483
Study First Received: July 21, 2005
Last Updated: September 23, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 17, 2014