This is a pilot study to assess the feasibility of using treadmill desks (Workstations)
within a Louisiana office workplace and to determine the effects of walking while working in
overweight or obese, sedentary individuals.
Behavioral: Usual Working Condition
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Full eligibility criteria for NCT01587092
Ages eligible for Study
18 Years and older
Genders eligible for Study
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Males or females
BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2
Willing to give informed consent
Willing to accept randomization to group assignment and willing to follow the protocol for the group to which they have been assigned
Willing to maintain fulltime employment at the company for the next 6 months
Willing to receive frequent contacts and communication from study staff over the next 6 months
Current participation in other Pennington Biomedical research studies
BMI < 25 kg/m2
Type 1 diabetes
Average step count of ≥ 7,500 steps/day
Self-reporting exercising > 20 minutes on 3 or more days/wk, within the past 6 months
Unable to walk 45 minutes continuously without taking a rest
Unable to walk without the use of an assistive device, such as a cane or walker
Have had a cardiovascular event (stroke or heart attack) in the past 6 months
Have a pacemaker or any other internal electrical medical device
Have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
Have any condition that would limit participation in a physical activity program
Women who are pregnant, have been pregnant in the last 6 months, or are breastfeeding
Actively participating in a weight loss program
Plan to move out of the study area within the next 6 months or plan to be away from work for more than 4 weeks in the next 6 months
Have another member of household participating in the study
Have any condition, which, in the opinion of the investigator would impede competence or compliance or possibly hinder completion of the study
All locations for NCT01587092
United States (1)
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, 70808
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01587092. The sponsor of the trial is Pennington Biomedical Research Center and it is looking for 41 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title: WorkStation Pilot Study
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