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Effect of Daily Stair Walking on Cardiovascular Health (IRMA)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01293253
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 10, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Brief Summary:

Many adults find it difficult to perform physical exercise during leisure. The workplace may provide an optimal setting to encourage a healthier lifestyle. This study investigates the effect of daily stair walking at the workplace on cardiovascular health.

The main hypothesis is that daily stair walking for 10 weeks compared with a control group results in increased aerobic fitness.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiovascular Health Behavioral: Stair walking Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Danish: Integreret Motion på Arbejdspladsen (IRMA) English: Implementation of Exercise at the Workplace
Study Start Date : March 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Stair walking
Participants of this group is encouraged to use the stairs for 10 minutes a day at the workplace
Behavioral: Stair walking
Participants of the stair group is encouraged to use the stairs for 10 minutes a day at the workplace. Participants of the control group receive a health examination before and after the intervention period, and are advised to stay active
Active Comparator: Control
Receives a health examination before and after the intervention period, and are advised to stay active
Behavioral: Stair walking
Participants of the stair group is encouraged to use the stairs for 10 minutes a day at the workplace. Participants of the control group receive a health examination before and after the intervention period, and are advised to stay active



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Aerobic fitness [ Time Frame: before and after the 10 week intervention ]
    Watt-max test on a Monark bicycle ergometer


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood pressure [ Time Frame: before and after the 10 week intervention ]
  2. Questionnaire-based data [ Time Frame: before and after the 10 week intervention ]
    working conditions, perceived health, tiredness and energy, physical activity

  3. Heart Rate Variability [ Time Frame: Before and after the 10 week intervention ]
    HRV during rest is measured during a standardized test (5 min supine, 5 minute upright, 5 minute supine)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • office worker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • life threatening disease
  • pregnancy

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Locations
Denmark
Lægemiddelstyrelsen
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2300
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lars L Andersen, PhD National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lars L. Andersen, Senior Researcher, PhD, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01293253     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRMA01
First Posted: February 10, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2011
Last Verified: October 2011