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Physical Exercise, Dietary Counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Training as a Combined Intervention to Reduce Weight and Increase Workability in Health Care Workers (FINALE-Health)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Danish Working Environment Research Foundation
The Ministry of Culture Committee on Sports Research, Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01015716
First received: November 17, 2009
Last updated: October 16, 2012
Last verified: October 2012

November 17, 2009
October 16, 2012
November 2009
June 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • weight loss [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Weight loss [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01015716 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Muscle strength [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Aerobic capacity [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Health Check [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Not Provided
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Physical Exercise, Dietary Counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Training as a Combined Intervention to Reduce Weight and Increase Workability in Health Care Workers
Physical Exercise, Dietary Counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Training as a Combined Life-style Intervention to Reduce Weight and Increase Workability in Health Care Workers

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a 1 year worksite based life-style intervention can reduce body weight and increase physical capacity and subsequently reduce musculoskeletal disorders and increase workability in overweight health care workers.

Health care workers have a high rate of musculoskeletal disorders and sick leave and a poor workability and physical fitness. Most studies have focused on increasing physical fitness in order to increase workability and to reduce musculoskeletal disorders and sick leave. Studies however also show that many health care workers are obese and obesity has been linked to poor workability.

Limited research is available on the effect of reducing body-weight in this group in order to increase workability and to decrease musculoskeletal disorders and sick leave.

This study introduces a combined worksite based lifestyle intervention consisting of physical exercise, dietary counseling and cognitive behavioral training aimed at reducing weight in health care workers.

On specific worksites, health care workers are cluster randomized to either intervention or control group.

Effects on physical capacity, body composition, musculoskeletal disorders, workability and sick leave are evaluated before and after a 1 year intervention period

Interventional
Phase 1
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Overweight
  • Physical Capacity
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Work Ability
  • Sick-leave
  • Behavioral: Intervention-group
    Physical exercise, dietary counseling and cognitive behavioral training as a combined intervention
  • Behavioral: Control-group
    Invitation to attend a monthly seminar of 2 hour duration on a wide range of health related topics
  • Active Comparator: Control-group
    Invitation to attend a monthly seminar of 2 hour duration on a wide range of health related topics
    Intervention: Behavioral: Control-group
  • Experimental: Intervention-group
    Physical exercise, dietary counseling and cognitive behavioral training as a combined intervention
    Intervention: Behavioral: Intervention-group

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
146
May 2012
June 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight Health care workers, working more than 15 hours pr week

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy, angina pectoris and life-threatening diseases according to safty regulations for physical evaluation methods
Both
18 Years to 65 Years
Yes
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Denmark
 
NCT01015716
FINALE-Health
Yes
University of Aarhus
University of Aarhus
  • The Danish Working Environment Research Foundation
  • The Ministry of Culture Committee on Sports Research, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Jeanette R. Christensen, M.Sc. PT Department of Sport Science
University of Aarhus
October 2012

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