Modifying the Workplace to Decrease Sedentary Behavior and Improve Health

Description

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.

Study Start Date

April 2014

Estimated Completion Date

October 2016

Interventions

  • Behavioral: Active workplace

Specialties

  • Family Medicine: Occupational Health

MeSH Terms

  • Total Worker Health
  • Workplace Inactivity

Study ID

Northeastern University -- 1R21OH010564-01

Status

Unknown

Trial ID

NCT02376504

Study Type

Interventional

Trial Phase

N/A

Enrollment Quota

66

Sponsor

Northeastern University

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

    -

Gender

Both

Ages

18 Years to 65 Years

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Study Locations and Contact Information (1)

Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Anne Thorndike MD 617-724-4608 ATHORNDIKE@mgh.harvard.edu

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