Health Promotion Intervention Program at the Workplace
The purpose of the current investigation is to examine the effects of health intervention program at the workplace on health risks for cardiovascular disease, well-being and absenteeism at the workplace.
Participants: 1500 male and female employees from 10 different companies across Israel will take part in the study. Age: older than 18 yrs.
Hypothesis 1: The intervention program will have positive effects on the health risks for cardiovascular disease. For example: Will be reflected in a decrease in LDL and increase in HDL.
Hypothesis 2: The intervention program will have positive effects on the absenteeism at the workplace (e.g. decrease in days of sick leave per employee).
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Health Promotion Intervention Program at the Workplace|
- Anthropometric measures [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The following measures will be evaluated: Height and body mass (Kg) and Body mass index will be calculated (BMI), hip and waist circumference and the ratio between the two measures will be calculated.
- Absenteeism from work [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Number days of sick leave each employee had during the 6 months period.
- Blood tests results [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Improvement in Blood test results: blood glucose levels and Hemuglubin A1c, Hemoglubin, lipid profile (LDL, HDL, cholestrol, Triglycerides), liver function (ALT, GGT)
|Study Start Date:||July 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Health intervention program
Health promotion intervention program will be implemented at each workplace and will include: exercise program, nutritional counseling for the kitchen service, lectures on different topics (physical activity, nutrition, sleeping behaviour etc.).
Behavioral: Health intervention
physical activity program at the workplace - once a week with a certified trainer. (The program will include: aerobic exercises as well as resistance exercises). The employees will encourage to perform two additional workouts during the week.
Nutritional counseling for the kitchen staff Lectures - lectures will be given at each worksite on different topics: physical activity, nutrition, sleeping behaviour, mental aspects.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01628419
|Study Director:||Eyal Shargal, PhD||Wingate Institute, Israel|