Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Larry S. Webber, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00123500
First received: July 21, 2005
Last updated: November 25, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

July 21, 2005
November 25, 2013
September 2004
August 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Body mass index (BMI) [ Time Frame: Measured at the end of the second year of intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00123500 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
24-hour dietary recall [ Time Frame: Measured at baseline (Fall 2006) and follow-up (Fall 2008) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel
ACTION! Wellness Program for Elementary School Personnel

The goal of the project is to develop, implement, and evaluate, through a randomized controlled trial at a worksite, an intervention to promote increased physical activity behavior and healthier eating behavior to reduce overweight and obesity among elementary school personnel.

BACKGROUND:

The dramatic increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults in the United States during the past two decades is related to increased cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. With 63.9% of working-age adults employed, worksites are targets for prevention and intervention programs to control overweight and obesity. Worksite interventions have the potential to reach a large number of individuals in a common and shared environment.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

This is a group-randomized trial involving 20 elementary schools in Jefferson Parish public schools. Schools will be the unit of randomization; 10 schools will be randomly allocated to implement the intervention, and 10 schools will serve as controls. The primary aim of the program is to reduce mean body weight. Secondary aims relate to changes at both the individual level and the environmental level. The intervention will address the two major determinants of overweight and obesity: physical activity and diet. A School Wellness Committee at each site will be instrumental in identifying and implementing components of the intervention.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Behavioral: Diet
    Diet
  • Behavioral: Physical Activity
    Physical Activity
  • Behavioral: Environment
    Environment
  • Other: Control Group
    Control Group
  • Active Comparator: 1
    Worksite Intervention
    Interventions:
    • Behavioral: Diet
    • Behavioral: Physical Activity
    • Behavioral: Environment
  • Placebo Comparator: 2
    Control Group
    Intervention: Other: Control Group
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
1202
August 2009
August 2009   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adults with no contraindications to participating in an intervention to improve eating and exercise behaviors
  • Healthy adults with no contraindications to participating in any of the measurement procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to participate in routine physical activity
Both
18 Years to 70 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00123500
234, R01 HL079509
Yes
Larry S. Webber, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Larry Webber, PhD Tulane University
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
November 2013

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