Worcester, Massachusetts 01655

  • Obesity


The proposed site-level randomized trial will test the effectiveness of a work site intervention based on an ecological framework at preventing weight gain among high school employees in Massachusetts. The investigators hypothesis is that the intervention will positively impact healthy dietary patterns and physical activity, perceived organizational commitment, coworker influences, social support, self-efficacy, and self-control, which in turn will positively mediate or moderate the positive associations between the intervention and the primary outcomes (change in weight, BMI, and waist circumference). If effective, the intervention is designed to be generalizable to high school settings across the country and has the potential to reduce the morbidity, mortality and economic costs of overweight and obesity in this important population.


Inclusion Criteria: - work at least 15 hours per week, or approximately half of the school week, - only work at one school participating in the study, - not be in a "leadership" position in the school (e.g. principals and vice-principals) - be able to stand up - speak English - plan to be employed at the school for the next 24 months Exclusion Criteria: - work less than 15 hours per week - work at more than one participating school - work in a "leadership" position (e.g. principal or vice-principal) - does not speak English - unable to stand up



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Stephenie Lemon, PhD
University of Massachusetts, Worcester

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Location Contact:

Worcester, Massachusetts 01655
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 20, 2021

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