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Metabolic Syndrome of Occupational Drivers

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00982761
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2010
Information provided by:
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to discover the health status of occupational drivers. The health status includes data collection of body mass index, blood pressure, central obesity, anxiety scale scores, smoking habit and related cessation therapy, etc.

Condition or disease
Metabolic Syndrome

Detailed Description:
Occupational drivers' health is essential for passengers' safety. However, occupational drivers' health is damaged by long-term sitting and driving, lack of exercise, stress from traffic, and irregular diet. The objectives of this study were to assess the health status of occupational drivers in Taiwan. The measures included blood pressure, central obesity, fasting blood sugar, triglyceride, body mass index (BMI), anxiety scale scores, and metabolic syndrome, etc.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Analysis of Health Status of Occupational Driver
Study Start Date : March 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2010

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
This study is to understand the health status of occupational status. Occupational drivers work in a sitting position for long durations, facing traffic stress, irregular mealtimes and lack of exercise etc, and may impede their health. For passengers, their safety is related to the occupational drivers' health status and should pay attention to the health condition of the occupational drivers.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • metabolic syndrome
  • hypertension
  • anxiety scale scores

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hyperuricemia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00982761

Sponsors and Collaborators
Far Eastern Memorial Hospital
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Study Chair: Chung Yin Wu, MD Chung Yin Wu
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Responsible Party: Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Research Ethics Review Committee Identifier: NCT00982761    
Other Study ID Numbers: 098012-3
First Posted: September 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2010
Last Verified: September 2009
Keywords provided by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital:
occupational drivers
health status
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Metabolic Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases