Health Promotion Intervention Program at the Workplace

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 26, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Wingate Institute

Brief Summary:

The purpose of the current investigation is to examine the effects of health intervention program at the workplace on health risks for cardiovascular disease, well-being and absenteeism at the workplace.

Participants: 1500 male and female employees from 10 different companies across Israel will take part in the study. Age: older than 18 yrs.

Hypothesis 1: The intervention program will have positive effects on the health risks for cardiovascular disease. For example: Will be reflected in a decrease in LDL and increase in HDL.

Hypothesis 2: The intervention program will have positive effects on the absenteeism at the workplace (e.g. decrease in days of sick leave per employee).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Conditions Influencing Health Status Behavioral: Health intervention Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 70 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Health Promotion Intervention Program at the Workplace
Study Start Date : July 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2014

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Health intervention program
Health promotion intervention program will be implemented at each workplace and will include: exercise program, nutritional counseling for the kitchen service, lectures on different topics (physical activity, nutrition, sleeping behaviour etc.).
Behavioral: Health intervention

physical activity program at the workplace - once a week with a certified trainer. (The program will include: aerobic exercises as well as resistance exercises). The employees will encourage to perform two additional workouts during the week.

Nutritional counseling for the kitchen staff Lectures - lectures will be given at each worksite on different topics: physical activity, nutrition, sleeping behaviour, mental aspects.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Anthropometric measures [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    The following measures will be evaluated: Height and body mass (Kg) and Body mass index will be calculated (BMI), hip and waist circumference and the ratio between the two measures will be calculated.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Absenteeism from work [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Number days of sick leave each employee had during the 6 months period.

  2. Blood tests results [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Improvement in Blood test results: blood glucose levels and Hemuglubin A1c, Hemoglubin, lipid profile (LDL, HDL, cholestrol, Triglycerides), liver function (ALT, GGT)

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • agreement to participate in the study,
  • older than 18 yrs

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Missing blood tests results and anthropometric measures prior to the beginning of the study,
  • unstable cardiac disease,
  • unstable hypertension during rest (above 200 mmHg systolic blood pressure and above 110 mmHg of diastolic blood pressure),
  • pregnancy,
  • using pacemaker,
  • past cardiac incidence during the 6 months preceding the test,
  • other disease that might cause contraindication for exercise

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01628419

Wingate Institute
Netanya, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wingate Institute
Study Director: Eyal Shargal, PhD Wingate Institute, Israel

Responsible Party: Wingate Institute Identifier: NCT01628419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WIN12345
First Posted: June 26, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Keywords provided by Wingate Institute:
Health promotion
Exercise program