Workplace-Sponsored Program to Reduce Obesity

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Diana Fernandez, University of Rochester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00123513
First received: July 21, 2005
Last updated: June 12, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Cardiovascular Diseases
Behavioral: Diet
Behavioral: Exercise
Behavioral: Environment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Images of a Healthy Worksite-Preventing Weight Gain in the Workplace

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Further study details as provided by University of Rochester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • BMI [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Year 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of serving of fruits and vegetables [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Year 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of steps a day [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline and Year 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 3938
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: July 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Worksite intervention for obesity prevention
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.
No Intervention: 2
Control group

Detailed Description:

BACKGROUND:

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.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Full-time employees in good health
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00123513

Locations
United States, New York
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, New York, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Isabel D. Fernandez, MD, MPH, PhD University of Rochester
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Diana Fernandez, Associate Professor, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Rochester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00123513     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 196, R01HL079511, R01 HL079511
Study First Received: July 21, 2005
Last Updated: June 12, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Obesity
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Overweight
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014