Stair Instead of Elevator Use at Work: Cardiovascular Primary Preventive Effects on Hospital Employees.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Geneva Identifier:
First received: August 21, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2007
History: No changes posted

This is an intervention study which evaluates the cardiovascular primary preventive effects of using stairs instead of elevators at the worksite during a 12-weeks period. We hypothesize that stair-climbing during working hours can meet the daily amount of physical activity recommended by current public health guidelines.

Condition Intervention
Cardiovascular Diseases
Behavioral: Physical activity

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention

Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Geneva:

Enrollment: 77
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Physical activity
    Climbing stairs instead of taking elevators at worksite during 12 weeks.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years
  • No or little stair-use at work (< 5 stories/day)
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Positive answers to the health screening physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q)
  • Part-time employment < 80%
  • Absence of more than 2 weeks during the intervention period
  • Intention to begin a weight control program
  • Medication changes which may influence blood pressure, lipid or glucose metabolism
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00520195

University Hospitals of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
Principal Investigator: Philippe Meyer, MD University Hospitals of Geneva
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00520195     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-306 (med06-100)
Study First Received: August 21, 2007
Last Updated: August 21, 2007
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on April 22, 2014