Workplace Wellness: Improving Your Experience at Work
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04082624|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2019
Last Update Posted : September 9, 2019
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The primary objective of study was to compare affective (i.e., highlighted emotional benefits), instrumental (i.e., highlighted other health benefits), and self-regulation (i.e., demonstrated ways to plan, set goals, etc.) interventions in terms of their ability to motivate less sitting in the workplace. Research of this type is important because people sit for long periods of time at work which adversely affects their health and productivity.
It was hypothesized that the affective and self-regulation groups would sit less than the instrumental and control groups based on evidence indicating that affective attitude (i.e., emotional evaluation of the behavior) and self-regulation techniques tend to predict behavior.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Sedentary Behavior Obesity||Behavioral: Nutrition condition Behavioral: Affective condition Behavioral: Instrumental condition Behavioral: Self-regulation condition||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||116 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Workplace Wellness: Improving Your Experience at Work|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||April 2015|
Active Comparator: Nutrition condition
Received nutrition information such as the comparison of nutritional information between orange juice and soda pop. Received intervention following measurements at baseline, week 4, and week 8.
Behavioral: Nutrition condition
Received nutritional information in in-person PowerPoint presentations.
Experimental: Affective condition
Learned about the affective benefits (e.g., less depression) of reduced office sitting time through taking active breaks. Received intervention following measurements at baseline, week 4, and week 8.
Behavioral: Affective condition
Received information about affective benefits of less sitting in the workplace in in-person PowerPoint presentations.
Experimental: Instrumental condition
Learned about instrumental benefits such as the relationship between sitting and cardiovascular disease and absenteeism at work. Received intervention following measurements at baseline, week 4, and week 8.
Behavioral: Instrumental condition
Received information about instrumental benefits of less sitting in the workplace in in-person PowerPoint presentations.
Experimental: Self-regulation condition
Learned how to self-monitor their sedentary behavior and active breaks. They also learned how to create prompts/cues (e.g., sticky note reminder), problem solve to overcome barriers, action plan (i.e., specifying when, where, and how to do the behavior), and set goals in order to be less sedentary according to SMART (i.e., specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-oriented) principles. Received intervention following measurements at baseline, week 4, and week 8.
Behavioral: Self-regulation condition
Learned how to self-regulate behavior to sit less in the workplace in in-person PowerPoint presentations.
- Sitting time [ Time Frame: Twelve weeks post-baseline ]Average hours of sitting time per day at work
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||All|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||Yes|
- From a local workplace in Victoria
- Full-time employee (i.e., greater than 35 hours per week)
- Reported over 5.5 hours of sitting per day at work
- Agreed to attend the 3 intervention sessions
- Not from a local workplace in Victoria
- Not a full-time employee (i.e., 35 hours or less per week)
- Reported less than 5.5 hours of sitting per day at work
- Did not agree to attend the 3 intervention sessions
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04082624
|Canada, British Columbia|
|Behavioural Medicine Laboratory|
|Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8P 5C2|
|Responsible Party:||Ryan Rhodes, Primary investigator, University of Victoria|
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|First Posted:||September 9, 2019 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||September 9, 2019|
|Last Verified:||September 2019|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:||No|
|Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:||No|