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Anthropometric Changes Associated With Home-based Exercise Among School Cooks

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Rio de Janeiro State University Identifier:
First received: December 14, 2011
Last updated: December 28, 2011
Last verified: December 2011

Objective: This study aimed to characterize the food intake and energy expenditure of school cooks and to evaluate the anthropometric and metabolic changes that occurred after a low-volume home-based exercise program.

Methods: A randomized clinical trial in the city of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was conducted during the school year of 2007. The trial had a factorial design based on two different interventions: 1) nutritional counseling and 2) home-based exercise. The nutritional intervention was focused on decreasing the amount of sugar used in school meals by the cooks as well as decreasing their own sugar intake. The exercise program consisted of stretching and aerobic exercises that could be practiced at home, at least three times per week (40 minutes per session), with a low-to-moderate intensity.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: Exercise
Behavioral: Diet
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Anthropometric and Metabolic Changes Associated With a Low-volume Home-based Exercise Program

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Further study details as provided by Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Rio de Janeiro State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from baseline for weight at 4 and 8 months of follow-up [ Time Frame: Baseline, 4 and 8 months ]
    Body weight was measured using the same calibrated digital scale (Tanita, BC 533 Inner Scan) for all participants

Enrollment: 95
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Exercise
Home-based exercise program
Behavioral: Exercise
Home-based exercise program
Other Name: Home-based exercise group
Experimental: Nutritional counseling
Nutrition counseling aiming to reduce suggar intake
Behavioral: Diet
Nutritional counseling aiming to reduce suggar intake
Other Name: Diet group

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Of the 36 public schools spread over five different areas, we selected 20 schools from three areas with similar demographic and socio-economic profiles.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • School cooks who were pregnant or breastfeeding
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01501721

Sponsors and Collaborators
Rio de Janeiro State University
Principal Investigator: Mauro Mediano, PhD Rio de Janeiro State University
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Responsible Party: Mauro Felippe Felix Mediano, Principal Investigator, Rio de Janeiro State University Identifier: NCT01501721     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CNPq474135/2006-3
Study First Received: December 14, 2011
Last Updated: December 28, 2011

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