Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions workplace inactivity, total worker health
Treatment active workplace
Sponsor Northeastern University
Start date April 2014
End date February 2017
Trial size 66 participants
Trial identifier NCT02376504, 1R21OH010564-01

Summary

The primary objective of this project is to determine the effects of decreasing sedentary behavior at work by at least 3hrs/day using treadmill (walking and standing) and sit-to-stand (standing only) workstations on the health of overweight office workers.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
Participants will be provided with a treadmill workstation to be more active at the workplace Active Workplace
active workplace
This is a 12-month, cluster-randomized trial with an intent-to-treat design to determine the effects of using treadmill and sit-to-stand workstations at the workplace on health variables in overweight office workers (N=66) with seated desk jobs and (2) to compare the efficacies of treadmill and sit-to-stand workstations in decreasing workplace sedentary behavior. The intervention will examine the effects of using these workstations on weight, cardiovascular and metabolic health variables , musculoskeletal discomfort, psychological affect and job stress. The study will also measure change in time spent sitting, standing and walking will be measured using wearable non-invasive acceleration sensors.
(Experimental)
Participants will be provided with a sit-to-stand workstation to be decrease sitting time at the workplace Active Workplace
active workplace
This is a 12-month, cluster-randomized trial with an intent-to-treat design to determine the effects of using treadmill and sit-to-stand workstations at the workplace on health variables in overweight office workers (N=66) with seated desk jobs and (2) to compare the efficacies of treadmill and sit-to-stand workstations in decreasing workplace sedentary behavior. The intervention will examine the effects of using these workstations on weight, cardiovascular and metabolic health variables , musculoskeletal discomfort, psychological affect and job stress. The study will also measure change in time spent sitting, standing and walking will be measured using wearable non-invasive acceleration sensors.
(No Intervention)
Participants will be asked to engage in three 10 min walking bouts each work day

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change in Weight
time frame: Baseline, 3, 6, 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 65 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Body Mass Index greater than 25 kg.m-2 - Does not engage in any structured physical activity lasting at least 30 mins for more than 2 days/week - Employed in a full-time sedentary desk job. - No major orthopedic limitations or medical conditions that prevents walking or standing at a treadmill work sit-stand workstation. Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title Modifying the Workplace to Decrease Sedentary Behavior and Improve Health
Principal investigator Dinesh John, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Northeastern University.