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Penn State Hershey Sitting and Health Study

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03274635
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Liza Rovniak, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to: (a) evaluate if a desk-based elliptical device can help employees to increase their daily physical activity without compromising work productivity; and (b) evaluate the effects of different types of incentives for pedaling the desk-based elliptical device on employees' pedaling quantity over a one-month intervention period. The study will involve placing a compact elliptical device (provided at no cost by the research team) under employees' desk at Penn State Hershey Medical Center/College of Medicine. Data evaluating the effects of the elliptical device on work productivity will be obtained from both employees and the employees' supervisors.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Physical Activity Behavioral: Desk-based pedaling device and pedaling incentives provided Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Desk-Compatible Elliptical Device: Feasibility Evaluation
Actual Study Start Date : October 16, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 31, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 31, 2020

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Usual Delayed Compensation, Money
Will receive delayed monetary compensation with Amazon gift card, non performance-contingent.
Behavioral: Desk-based pedaling device and pedaling incentives provided
Varying types of incentives, equivalent in monetary value, will be randomly assigned across the 6 arms to promote regular desk-based pedaling. A free desk-based pedaling device will be provided. Effects on amount of desk-based pedaling and work productivity will be evaluated.

Active Comparator: Usual Delayed Compensation, Food
Will receive delayed compensation with food-based gift card, non performance-contingent.
Behavioral: Desk-based pedaling device and pedaling incentives provided
Varying types of incentives, equivalent in monetary value, will be randomly assigned across the 6 arms to promote regular desk-based pedaling. A free desk-based pedaling device will be provided. Effects on amount of desk-based pedaling and work productivity will be evaluated.

Experimental: Individual Immediate Contingent Reward, Money
Will receive daily performance-contingent monetary compensation with Amazon gift card.
Behavioral: Desk-based pedaling device and pedaling incentives provided
Varying types of incentives, equivalent in monetary value, will be randomly assigned across the 6 arms to promote regular desk-based pedaling. A free desk-based pedaling device will be provided. Effects on amount of desk-based pedaling and work productivity will be evaluated.

Experimental: Individual Immediate Contingent Reward, Food
Will receive daily performance-contingent food-based gift card.
Behavioral: Desk-based pedaling device and pedaling incentives provided
Varying types of incentives, equivalent in monetary value, will be randomly assigned across the 6 arms to promote regular desk-based pedaling. A free desk-based pedaling device will be provided. Effects on amount of desk-based pedaling and work productivity will be evaluated.

Experimental: Joint Immediate Contingent Reward, Money
Will receive daily performance-contingent monetary compensation with Amazon gift card, with additional compensation contingent on pedaling activity of co-worker participant.
Behavioral: Desk-based pedaling device and pedaling incentives provided
Varying types of incentives, equivalent in monetary value, will be randomly assigned across the 6 arms to promote regular desk-based pedaling. A free desk-based pedaling device will be provided. Effects on amount of desk-based pedaling and work productivity will be evaluated.

Experimental: Joint Immediate Contingent Reward, Food
Will receive daily performance-contingent monetary compensation with food gift card, with additional compensation contingent on pedaling activity of co-worker participant.
Behavioral: Desk-based pedaling device and pedaling incentives provided
Varying types of incentives, equivalent in monetary value, will be randomly assigned across the 6 arms to promote regular desk-based pedaling. A free desk-based pedaling device will be provided. Effects on amount of desk-based pedaling and work productivity will be evaluated.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Worker Productivity [ Time Frame: Baseline (1 month period prior to program start) and post-program (immediately after program ends) ]
    Self-report assessments of worker productivity. The assessments will ask about work productivity in the prior 4-week period.

  2. Elliptical Device Pedaling Quantity [ Time Frame: 1 month (4 weeks) during pedaling program ]
    Objectively-measured pedaling quantity from elliptical device


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. User satisfaction, process evaluations [ Time Frame: Post-program (immediately after program ends) ]
    Satisfaction with intervention condition

  2. General (non-desk pedaling) physical activity [ Time Frame: Baseline (1 month period prior to program start) and post-program (immediately after program ends) ]
    Self-reported physical activity



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Full time employee, employed at least 35 hours per week at Penn State Hershey
  • Able to provide documented approval from supervisor to participate
  • Age 18-70 years
  • Overweight or obese (BMI between 25-55)
  • Sit at desk at least 5 hours per day
  • Have regular working hours between 6 am and 6 pm on weekdays
  • Ability to understand written and spoken English
  • Own a smartphone (Android or iPhone) with Internet access
  • Willing to download cycling app on smartphone during one month study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not present in Penn State Hershey office during study period due to personal circumstances such as travel/extended vacation or leave, relocation, or health-related circumstances
  • Advised to only do physical activity recommended by a physician
  • Chest pain during physical activity or during prior month
  • Currently has a desk-based pedaling device or treadmill workstation already installed at desk

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03274635


Locations
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United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Liza Rovniak, Associate Professor, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03274635    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1R21HL118453 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: September 7, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2020
Last Verified: February 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No