Worksite Program to Prevent Weight Gain Among Bus Drivers
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00122993|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2015
The purpose of this study is to implement and evaluate a two-year multi-component environmental intervention to prevent weight gain among city bus drivers at four bus garages.
It is hypothesized that transit employees in the intervention garages will gain less weight compared to the transit employees in the control garages.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Obesity Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases||Behavioral: Healthful eating and food choices behavior change programs and changes in worksite food availability and prices Behavioral: Physical Activity Behavioral: Environment||Not Applicable|
Environmental influences that support less healthful food choices and sedentary behaviors have contributed to the epidemic increase in overweight and obesity among U.S. adults. Worksite settings are an effective channel through which to reach adults with interventions designed to prevent excess weight gain and obesity.
This study will implement and evaluate a multi-component environmental intervention to prevent excess weight gain among 1200 bus drivers working in four garages in a major metropolitan area. Four garages will be randomized to the intervention or control group for a two-year period. The environmental interventions are based on a social ecological framework and target four worksite environmental areas: 1) food availability and incentives; 2) physical activity opportunities and incentives; 3) the social environment; and 4) media/promotion related to health food choices, physical activity, and body weight.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||1200 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Factorial Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Worksite Environmental Interventions for Weight Control|
|Study Start Date :||September 2004|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2007|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2008|
Multi-component environmental intervention to prevent excess weight gain among bus drivers
Behavioral: Healthful eating and food choices behavior change programs and changes in worksite food availability and prices
Food choices and eating behavior programs and environmental changes will be implemented for 18 months in intervention garages.
Behavioral: Physical Activity
Physical activity programs are offered at the intervention garages for an 18 month period.
Changes in the food and physical activity environment are made for an 18 month period in intervention garages. These include improving the healthfulness of the foods available in vending machines, and improving the fitness rooms at the garages.
No Intervention: 2
- Change in body weight [ Time Frame: Measured at Year 2 ]
- Changes in energy intake and physical activity [ Time Frame: Measured at Year 2 ]
- Health claims cost [ Time Frame: Measured at Year 2 ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00122993
|United States, Minnesota|
|University of Minnesota|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55454|
|Principal Investigator:||Simone French||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute|