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A Sustainable Diet for Hadassah Employees Workers

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: NCT01686399
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2015 by Ram Weiss, Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 18, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 24, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ram Weiss, Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:

The aim of this protocol is to use a multidisciplinary approach to convey nutrition and activity messages to randomly selected Hadassah Medical Center employees. The intervention will be for one academic year and include frontal talks, email and internet focus group interactions, public demonstrations and a focused intervention within the hospital kitchen.

The outcomes are specific parameters of dietary modifications, degree of physical activity and health related perspectives. Outcomes will be recorded at baseline and by the end of the intervention ( one year).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Physical Activity Behavioral: Nutritional and Activity Promotion Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The participants will be selected randomly from the campus employees. They will be exposed to multiple levels of health promotion at the work place as well as via multiple media tools. Analysis will be performed at baseline by using multiple nutrition and health perception questionnaires. A second group from the employees will be selected for assessment of the same outcomes at the end of the year.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 450 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Sustainable Diet for Hadassah Employees
Study Start Date : June 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: The study has a single arm
The study has one arm The whole population of the campus will be exposed to the intervention. the effectiveness will be assessed using a random selection twice - before and after the intervention
Behavioral: Nutritional and Activity Promotion
Multi disciplinary nutritional and behavioral messages to improve diet and activity levels

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in amount of fruit/vegetable consumption per day [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Amount of fruit/vegetable consumption will be evaluated via questionnaires

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Amount of physical activity per week [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Amount of physical activity will be assessed via questionnaires

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Amount of soft drinks consumed per day [ Time Frame: one year ]
    The amount of soft drinks consumed per day will be assessed via questionnaires

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 67 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Hadassah medical center employees Age 21-67


Exclusion Criteria:

- Refusal to participate

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01686399

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Contact: Dorit Adler, MPH 02677551

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Hadassah Medical Center
Jerusalem Region, Israel, 91120
Principal Investigator: Dorit Adler, MPH         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Principal Investigator: Ram Weiss, MD PhD Hadassah Medical Organization
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Responsible Party: Ram Weiss, Associate Professor, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT01686399    
Other Study ID Numbers: HMO 0645-11
First Posted: September 18, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 24, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015
Keywords provided by Ram Weiss, Hadassah Medical Organization:
Sustainable diet
Health promotion
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms