Statewide (Rhode Island and Neighboring States) Partnerships for Worksite Weight Management

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kim Gans, Brown University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00288145
First received: February 6, 2006
Last updated: April 30, 2013
Last verified: April 2013
  Purpose

The project is designed to test the effectiveness of a multilevel worksite wellness program, based in Rhode Island and nearby neighboring states to impact employee weight, dietary intake and physical activity, compared to an attention placebo condition.


Condition Intervention Phase
Overweight
Obesity
Behavioral: WOW, Working On Wellness weight management
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Statewide Partnerships for Worksite Weight Management

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight (BMI) [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 1700
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: T
Treatment arm comprises one worksite in a matched site pair; one site assigned to treatment, the other site assigned to comparison. Treatment site worksite-based health promotion activities such as self-directed campaigns, lectures, small group programs, online programs, environment interventions (food service and physical)--all with focus on nutrition, physical activity and/or weight management.
Behavioral: WOW, Working On Wellness weight management
Treatment site, worksite-based health promotion activities such as self-directed campaigns, lectures, small group programs, online programs, environment interventions (food service and physical)--all with focus on nutrition, physical activity and/or weight management.

Detailed Description:

Accomplishment of the specific aim will be determined by a two group randomized effectiveness study (Treatment vs. Comparison) utilizing 24 RI worksites with randomization by site. The specific impact and outcome evaluation measures (BMI, DHQ-FFQ, and 7-day PAR) will be collected at Baseline, 12, and 24 months on a longitudinal cohort selected at random from the employee lists of each participating worksite. Extensive process evaluation and a mediating variable framework are also included to identify the mechanisms in successful change at both the worksite and individual level, which will maximize the potential for dissemination and generalization of the intervention as well as advance theory and improve intervention practice and policy.

Primary outcome measure will be weight (BMI).

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

Worksite

  • worksite located in Rhode Island or neighboring state
  • has food service on site
  • approximately 200 - 500 employees
  • low rate of employee turnover

Exclusion Criteria:

  • worksites outside New England

Cohort participants:

  • permanent employee, who works 20 or more hours on site
  • speaks/reads some English at level to complete survey eval items
  • able to walk at a brisk pace
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00288145

Locations
United States, Rhode Island
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02912
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kim M Gans, PhD MPH LDN Brown University, Institute for Community Health Promotion
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Kim Gans, Director, Brown University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00288145     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R18 DK71946
Study First Received: February 6, 2006
Last Updated: April 30, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
worksite
weight gain prevention (among adults)
obesity (among adults)
physical activity
nutrition

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014