Effect of Daily Stair Walking on Cardiovascular Health (IRMA)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01293253
First received: February 9, 2011
Last updated: October 28, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
  Purpose

Many adults find it difficult to perform physical exercise during leisure. The workplace may provide an optimal setting to encourage a healthier lifestyle. This study investigates the effect of daily stair walking at the workplace on cardiovascular health.

The main hypothesis is that daily stair walking for 10 weeks compared with a control group results in increased aerobic fitness.


Condition Intervention
Cardiovascular Health
Behavioral: Stair walking

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Danish: Integreret Motion på Arbejdspladsen (IRMA) English: Implementation of Exercise at the Workplace

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Further study details as provided by National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Aerobic fitness [ Time Frame: before and after the 10 week intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Watt-max test on a Monark bicycle ergometer


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Blood pressure [ Time Frame: before and after the 10 week intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Questionnaire-based data [ Time Frame: before and after the 10 week intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    working conditions, perceived health, tiredness and energy, physical activity

  • Heart Rate Variability [ Time Frame: Before and after the 10 week intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    HRV during rest is measured during a standardized test (5 min supine, 5 minute upright, 5 minute supine)


Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Stair walking
Participants of this group is encouraged to use the stairs for 10 minutes a day at the workplace
Behavioral: Stair walking
Participants of the stair group is encouraged to use the stairs for 10 minutes a day at the workplace. Participants of the control group receive a health examination before and after the intervention period, and are advised to stay active
Active Comparator: Control
Receives a health examination before and after the intervention period, and are advised to stay active
Behavioral: Stair walking
Participants of the stair group is encouraged to use the stairs for 10 minutes a day at the workplace. Participants of the control group receive a health examination before and after the intervention period, and are advised to stay active

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • office worker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • life threatening disease
  • pregnancy
  Contacts and Locations
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Locations
Denmark
Lægemiddelstyrelsen
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2300
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lars L Andersen, PhD National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
  More Information

No publications provided by National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lars L. Andersen, Senior Researcher, PhD, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01293253     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRMA01
Study First Received: February 9, 2011
Last Updated: October 28, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

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