Act Healthy! A Controlled Trial of Worksite Health Promotion

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2010 by University of Missouri-Columbia.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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University of Missouri-Columbia Identifier:
First received: June 18, 2009
Last updated: June 30, 2010
Last verified: June 2010
The purpose of this project is to determine if a worksite wellness intervention using a theoretically-based self-management model increases confidence for carrying out healthy behaviors and improves health practices of participating employees. The research questions are: 1) does the intervention produce between group differences in behavior self-efficacy and actual health behaviors, 2) are self-efficacy and performance of health behaviors related, and 3) do changes in self-efficacy result in changes in behavior.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Act Healthy!

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Act Healthy! A Controlled Trial of Worksite Health Promotion

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Further study details as provided by University of Missouri-Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Self-report of health behaviors [ Time Frame: pre-, post intervention; 3-month follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • self-efficacy for health behaviors [ Time Frame: pre- and post-intrevention; 3-month follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Stages of change scale [ Time Frame: pre- and posta-intervention; 3-month follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: August 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Self-management - immediate
Immediate treatment group of six-weeks of classes in self-management training for healthy behaviors
Behavioral: Act Healthy!
Six-week class of 50 minute sessions of self-management training for health behaviors
Other Names:
  • self-management
  • health promotion
  • worksite wellness
  • behavior change
Active Comparator: Delayed treatment control
Delayed self-management training group - begins following completion of the experimental group training
Behavioral: Act Healthy!
Six-week class of 50 minute sessions of self-management training for health behaviors
Other Names:
  • self-management
  • health promotion
  • worksite wellness
  • behavior change

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this project is to see if a six-week education program called Act Healthy! led by trained volunteers from the UM T.E. Atkins Wellness Program is able to help people who take the classes improve their confidence in their ability to choose good health behaviors and carry out new behaviors. The project will use the Stanford University Self-management education model and train volunteers to be teachers. People who work on the MU campus will be recruited to take a 50-minute class once a week for six weeks. Class members will complete questionnaires before and after the class and again three months later that ask about their health behaviors and confidence to perform health behaviors. This information will be analyzed to determine if the classes were effective in helping people act in healthier ways.

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • full-time employee of the University of Missouri

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inability to read and speak in English
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00924924

United States, Missouri
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65211
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Missouri-Columbia
Principal Investigator: Marian A Minor, PhD University of Missouri-Columbia
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Marian A. Minor, Principal Investigator, University of Missouri Identifier: NCT00924924     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1141037 
Study First Received: June 18, 2009
Last Updated: June 30, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Missouri-Columbia:
health promotion
worksite wellness
behavior change
healthy volunteers processed this record on February 11, 2016