AWM: Interventions in Workplace Settings (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Carnie A, Lin J, et al, 2013
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Article Title:
Randomized trial of nutrition education added to internet-based information and exercise at the work place for weight loss in a racially diverse population of overweight women.
Carnie A, Lin J, Aicher B, Leon B, Courville A, Sebring N, de Jesus J, Dellavalle D, Fitzpatrick B, Zalos G, Powell-Wiley T, Chen K, Cannon R
Nutrition & Diabetes
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Female employees of the National Institutes of Health; BMI > 25; nondiabetic (fasting glucose <126mgdl); self-identified as healthy and not active participants in exercise or weight reduction programs
Exclusion Criteria:
Anemia (hemoglobin <11 g dl) regardless of etiology; liver, kidney or thyroid disease by screening blood work; recent (<2 months) initiation of prescription medication. Prescription medications at stable doses for at least 2 months— including hormonal preparations for thyroid dysfunction, birth control or post-menopausal symptoms— were permitted, Change in medications during the study.
Research Purpose:
The objectives of this study were to: (i) determine the added weight and fat mass loss efficacy of small-group sessions led by a registered dietitian to a work site wellness program that provided internet-based nutrition and lifestyle information, and access to exercise facilities close to the work site in a randomized clinical trial and (ii) examine racial (black and white) differences in response to the study intervention.
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Study Location:
Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Clinical Center of the National Institute Health