Investigating the Effectiveness of Exercise Coaching on the Physical Activity Behavior of Physically Inactive Employees.

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2013 by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Janssen Pharmaceutica
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jan Seghers, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01759927
First received: December 30, 2012
Last updated: February 12, 2013
Last verified: February 2013
  Purpose

The primary aim of this study is to investigate if and how a physical activity counselor can offer an added value in exercise promotion in physically inactive employees. We will explore if the physical activity counselor in the workplace setting can motivate sedentary employees to engage into systematic participation in sports and/or exercise by means of a short term coaching of 12 weeks. We aim to include 300 employees in the physical activity coaching process.


Condition Intervention
Sedentary Lifestyle
Other: Individual program
Other: Individual + group program

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Investigating the Effectiveness of Exercise Coaching on the Physical Activity Behavior of Physically Inactive Employees in a Company in Flanders: a Randomized Control Trial.

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Further study details as provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in objective measure of degree of physical activity [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Sensewear: accelerometer worn on the upper arm during 7 consecutive days measuring the physical activity pattern during this period


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in health-related anthropometric measures [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Weight, Abdominal circumference, Bodycomposition (fat- and musclepercentage)


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Change in psycho-social variables [ Time Frame: baseline, 12 weeks, 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Measuring general and work related well-being, motivation to be physically active and social identification with the physical activity group


Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: February 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control condition
Physically inactive employees are measured on anthropometrics, fitness and psycho-social variables.
Experimental: Individual program
Physically inactive employees receiving a 12 week physical activity program.
Other: Individual program
After measuring fitness level, anthropometric and psychosocial variables a personalized 12 week physical activity program is made (=baseline). Employees exercise on their own with an e-mail or phone contact every three weeks. After 12 weeks and 6 months all measures are repeated.
Experimental: Individual + group program
Physically inactive employees receiving a 12 week physical activity program and perform a weekly physical activity together.
Other: Individual + group program
Same interventions as in individual program with additional weekly group physical activity, groupname and groupgoal and competition between groups.

Detailed Description:

Being physically active on a regular basis has many health benefits. Nevertheless, the majority of the Belgian population doesn't reach the recommended amount and intensity of physical activity to profit from these health benefits. A physical activity counselor can possibly play a crucial role for these physically inactive individuals. He/she can design an individualized exercise program to stimulate the person to become lifelong physical active. Research has shown that exercise promotion at work can result in a lower absenteeism, prevention of burn-out and a positive corporate identity.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Employee of Janssen Pharmaceutics Belgium
  • Sedentary Lifestyle (not reaching 150minutes of physical activity a week)
  • PARQ questionnaire all answers negative, if one or more answers are positive a permission of a physician is necessary

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01759927

Contacts
Contact: Jan Seghers, Dr Jan.Seghers@faber.kuleuven.be
Contact: Astrid Schotte, Master Astrid.Schotte@faber.kuleuven.be

Locations
Belgium
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences Recruiting
Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium, 3000
Contact: Jan Seghers, Dr       Jan.Seghers@faber.kuleuven.be   
Contact: Astrid Schotte, Master       Astrid.Schotte@faber.kuleuven.be   
Principal Investigator: Jan Seghers, Dr         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Janssen Pharmaceutica
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jan Seghers, Dr Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Jan Seghers, Principal Investigator, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01759927     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S54788
Study First Received: December 30, 2012
Last Updated: February 12, 2013
Health Authority: Belgium: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:
Physical activity counselor
Workplace intervention
Active and healthy lifestyle

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014