A Multidimensional Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Metabolic Disorders in Older Workers in Taiwan
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01738061|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Metabolic Disorder||Behavioral: Multidimensional lifestyle intervention|
The investigators conducted a quasi-experiment in older workers from three worksites in southern Taiwan.
- Qualified subjects were assigned to the intervention or the reference group according to their availability to take part in study activities.
- A researcher reviewed the health record and discussed with the subject about his/her health status.
- Subjects in the intervention group received lifestyle interventions. The activities included motivational presentations to increase awareness of own health problems and the role of lifestyle in the etiology of non-communicable chronic diseases.
- Subjects were organized into small groups to have biweekly meetings to share experiences, stimulate mutual encouragement and to overcome obstacles.
- Anthropometric and biochemical indicators were measured at baseline and endpoint (week 24).
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||108 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||A Multidimensional Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce the Risk of Metabolic Disorders in Older Workers in Taiwan|
|Study Start Date :||January 2010|
|Primary Completion Date :||October 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2010|
No Intervention: reference group
They continued their daily routine.
Experimental: Multidimensional lifestyle intervention
The multidimensional lifestyle intervention program received motivational activities to improve awareness of the impact of lifestyle on chronic diseases and the importance of self-health management.
Behavioral: Multidimensional lifestyle intervention
Lecture series to increase awareness of the relationship of lifestyle to chronic diseases Individualized review and discussion to understand own health problems Biweekly group meetings to stimulate motivation and exchange ideas
- Changes in anthropometric and srum biochemical indicators. [ Time Frame: At baseline (week 0) and endpoint (week 24) of the intervention ]Body weight (BW), body height, waist circumference, Body mass index (BMI), arterial blood pressure (BP), serum total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), triglycerides (TG) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) concentrations
- Lifestyle factors [ Time Frame: At baseline (week 0) and endpoint (week 24) of the intervention ]Physical activity, food consumption frequency and self-reported sleep and sedentary hours.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01738061
|Principal Investigator:||Alan C Tsai, PhD||Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University|