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Effects of Specified Work Site Physical Activity Intervention Among Employees With Physical Heavy Work

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01007669
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bibi Gram, University of Southern Denmark

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of specified worksite physical-activity interventions on musculoskeletal disorders in an industry with physical heavy workload.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Musculoskeletal Diseases Behavioral: Physical activity and Health check Behavioral: Health check only Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Studies regarding company adjusted intervention have shown positive effects regarding work related neck and shoulder symptoms among workers with monotonous repetitive work. However, limited research is available on physical exercise intervention among workers with physically heavy work. This study introduces a new intervention concept to treat and prevent musculoskeletal disorders including individually and health check based exercise intervention.

The aim of this randomized controlled intervention project is

  1. Through Health check to outline the extent musculoskeletal disability in workers with heavy work load in relation to physical and metabolic fitness. Includes is also assessment of physical general activity and working conditions.
  2. To evaluate the effect of individual adjusted exercise programs on muscle strength, aerobic capacity, musculoskeletal disability, pain, work ability and sick absenteeism

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 67 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effects of Specified Work Site Physical Activity Intervention on Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Employees With Physical Heavy Work
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Reference
Health check only
Behavioral: Health check only
Health check
Experimental: Intervention
Physical activity and Health check
Behavioral: Physical activity and Health check
Strength training, aerobic capacity training.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. muscle strength [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. Aerobic capacity [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  2. Health Check [ Time Frame: 3 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Constructions workers, working for more than 20 hours pr week, Physical heavy work tasks (in Danish: brolæggere, rørlæggere, mekanikere)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Workers with flexible job i.e. for people with a reduced ability to work

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Locations
Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark, DK-5230
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bibi Gram
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bibi Gram, M.Sc.,PT University of Southern Denmark