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Workplace-Sponsored Program to Reduce Obesity

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00123513
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 25, 2005
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):

July 21, 2005
July 25, 2005
June 13, 2012
September 2004
July 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
BMI [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Year 2 ]
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  • Number of serving of fruits and vegetables [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Year 2 ]
  • Number of steps a day [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Year 2 ]
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Workplace-Sponsored Program to Reduce Obesity
Images of a Healthy Worksite-Preventing Weight Gain in the Workplace
The purpose of this study is to design a comprehensive nutrition and physical activity strategy to gain a broad understanding of the social and cultural role of food and physical activity among workers. Perspectives on innovative interventions that are socially feasible and culturally acceptable will also be obtained. Health lifestyle promotion interventions addressing portion control, healthy nutrition, and increasing physical activity will be tested.


Broad, population-based approaches are needed to stop or reverse the rise in obesity prevalence. According to the World Health Organization, obesity prevention can be achieved by promoting a healthy diet and a physically active lifestyle. A partnership with the Eastman Kodak Company has been developed to test a worksite intervention for obesity prevention in Rochester, New York.


The overall goal of this study is to design a comprehensive nutrition and physical activity strategy based on participatory research to promote a healthy lifestyle and to stop the shift of the population body mass index (BMI) curve to the right. Six pairs of worksites will be randomized to either an intervention or control group. Two cross-sectional samples of employees within each worksite will be measured at baseline and at the end of the intervention.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Behavioral: Diet
    Environmental changes in the food and physical activity environment. Cafeteria and vending machine changes, food brought from home, walking routes, and awareness building.
    Other Name: Obesogenic environment
  • Behavioral: Exercise
    Increase routing physical activity, walking routes, stairs intervention, etc.
  • Behavioral: Environment
    Cafeteria and vending machine changes and identification of opportunities of physical activity.
  • Experimental: 1
    Worksite intervention for obesity prevention
    • Behavioral: Diet
    • Behavioral: Exercise
    • Behavioral: Environment
  • No Intervention: 2
    Control group
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
July 2009
July 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Full-time employees in good health
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
R01HL079511 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Diana Fernandez, University of Rochester
University of Rochester
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Isabel D. Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD University of Rochester
University of Rochester
June 2012

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