Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
26/05/2006
Date assigned
03/07/2006
Last edited
03/07/2006
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.foodsteps.nl

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Willem van Mechelen

ORCID ID

Contact details

van der Boechorststraat 7
Amsterdam
1081 BT
Netherlands
+31 (0)20 4448206
w.vanmechelen@vumc.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

FoodSteps

Study hypothesis

To study the effectiveness of FoodSteps on cardiovascular risk indicators

Ethics approval

Approved by the VU University Medical Center on 14/07/2003, reference number: 03/083

Study design

Longitudinal, controlled study (baseline, 3 and 12-month follow-up)

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Cohort study

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Office workers and cardiovascular risks

Intervention

The relatively modest intervention consisted of two parts:
1. A food part: designed to stimulate healthier food choices by means of product information about six food product groups (calorific value of a product was translated into the number of minutes of activity needed to burn these calories)
2. A steps part: focused on stimulating the use of the stairs by means of motivational prompts on staircases and on elevator doors

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Body composition (BMI, waist-hip circumference, skinfold thickness)
2. Serum cholesterol (total, high-density lipoprotein [HDL], low-density lipoprotein [LDL])
3. Blood pressure
4. Objective stair-use
5. Self-reported physical activity
6. Self-reported fruit, vegetable and fat intake

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/01/2003

Overall trial end date

01/01/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Office worker
2. Ability to climb stairs
3. Slightly overweight (self-reported body mass index [BMI] ≥23)
4. A work contract for at least the duration of the intervention

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

900

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Subjects who were pregnant or became pregnant during the intervention year
2. Severe cardiovascular or musculoskeletal disorders

Recruitment start date

01/01/2003

Recruitment end date

01/01/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

van der Boechorststraat 7
Amsterdam
1081 BT
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Sponsor details

Laan van Nieuw Oost Indië 334
P.O. Box 93245
Den Haag
2509 AE
Netherlands
+ 31 (0)70 349 51 11
info@zonmw.nl

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

http://www.zonmw.nl

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Alternative name(s)

Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

other non-profit

Location

Netherlands

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes