Working on Wellness (WOW) Intervention (WOW)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01494207|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2012 by Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, University of Cape Town.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 16, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 27, 2012
The main aim of this study is to measure the effectiveness of a worksite health promotion programme on improving physical activity behaviour and associated biological risk factors for cardiovascular disease among South African employees at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases. Additionally, the investigators will conduct an economic evaluation to determine the associated cost- effectiveness of these health related interventions offered at South African companies.
The investigators hypothesize that employees who receive the intervention counseling will have increased levels of physical activity and reduced risk for cardiovascular disease compared to those in the control group.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Physical Activity||Behavioral: Wellness counseling||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||800 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Official Title:||Working on Wellness (WOW): A Worksite Health Promotion Intervention Programme|
|Study Start Date :||November 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2012|
Experimental: Lifestyle intervention
Participants will receive the intervention (counseling) or usual care (control group)
Behavioral: Wellness counseling
Each participant will receive up to six counseling sessions where the counselor will employ motivational interviewing techniques. The first and last session will be face-to-face with the remaining four sessions being telephonic.
Other Name: Motivational Interviewing counseling
- Effectiveness of a worksite intervention on physical activity behavior [ Time Frame: 12 months ]The Global Physical Activity Questionnaire will be used for self reported levels of physical activity. Weekly time spent in moderate and vigorous activity will be reported.
- Risk for cardiovascular disease [ Time Frame: 12 months ]The risk for cardiovascular disease will be based on blood pressure and cholesterol measurements, Body Mass Index, smoking status and dietary behavior
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01494207
|University of Cape Town|
|Cape Town, South Africa, 7725|
|Principal Investigator:||Tracy L Kolbe-Alexander, PhD||University of Cape Town|