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Project ALIVE (A Lifestyle Intervention Via Email)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00607009
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2019
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaiser Permanente

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to test the effectiveness of an email-based diet and physical activity intervention on increasing physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption and decreasing intake of saturated and trans fats and added sugars.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Inactivity Behavioral: ALIVE Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 797 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Email-Based Diet and Activity Promotion in Worksites
Study Start Date : July 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2007

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
ALIVE - received emails about chosen behavioral intervention path - physical activity, fruits/vegetables or fats/sugars
Behavioral: ALIVE
ALIVE email-based behavioral program based on the participants selected intervention - physical activity, fats/sugars or fruits/vegetabls

No Intervention: Control
no intervention

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in physical activity [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. change in fruits and vegetables [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
  2. health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
  3. presentism [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
  4. stage of change [ Time Frame: 4 months ]
  5. self efficacy [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • regional Northern California KP employees

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00607009

Sponsors and Collaborators
Kaiser Permanente
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Principal Investigator: Barbara Sternfeld, PhD Kaiser Permanente
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Kaiser Permanente Identifier: NCT00607009    
Other Study ID Numbers: CN-04BSter-02-H
5R01DP000095-03 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: February 5, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019