Stair Instead of Elevator Use at Work: Cardiovascular Primary Preventive Effects on Hospital Employees.

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 23, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2007
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University Hospital, Geneva

Brief Summary:
This is an intervention study which evaluates the cardiovascular primary preventive effects of using stairs instead of elevators at the worksite during a 12-weeks period. We hypothesize that stair-climbing during working hours can meet the daily amount of physical activity recommended by current public health guidelines.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cardiovascular Diseases Behavioral: Physical activity Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 77 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : March 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2007

Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Physical activity
    Climbing stairs instead of taking elevators at worksite during 12 weeks.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years
  • No or little stair-use at work (< 5 stories/day)
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Positive answers to the health screening physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q)
  • Part-time employment < 80%
  • Absence of more than 2 weeks during the intervention period
  • Intention to begin a weight control program
  • Medication changes which may influence blood pressure, lipid or glucose metabolism

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00520195

University Hospitals of Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
Principal Investigator: Philippe Meyer, MD University Hospitals of Geneva Identifier: NCT00520195     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-306 (med06-100)
First Posted: August 23, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 23, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases