Evaluation of a Treadmill Workstation in an Emergency Dispatch Center

Evaluation of a Treadmill Workstation in an Emergency Dispatch Center. A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Patrocinadores

Patrocinador principal: University Hospital, Grenoble

Fuente University Hospital, Grenoble
Resumen breve

The principal objective of this study is to determine if the provision of a treadmill workstation in an emergency medical services (EMS) dispatch center increases the number of steps that participants make daily within 6 months compared to the usual working conditions.

The investigators hypothesized that the provision of a treadmill workstation with a slow walking could increase the number of daily steps and decrease days of leave, musculoskeletal disorders without decreasing the dispatch quality.

Descripción detallada

Sedentariness, measured by the daily duration of time spent seated is a cardiovascular risk factor, chronic pathologies (cancer, musculoskeletal pain) and mortality.

The employees who remain seated from 8 to 11 hours per day have an increase risk of death within 3 years (15%). This increase reaches 40% for more than 11 hours a day.

The restoration of a daily moderate physical activity from 60 to 75 minutes could permit to eliminate this increased risk.

Interventions in workplace to limit sitting are associated with a metabolic benefit, but also with a reduction in musculoskeletal problems and fatigue.

The role of dispatchers is to initiate the medical record by determining the severity of the call and take rapid and adequate decision.

They are seated behind their desks from 8 to 11 hours in a busy and stressful environment.

Many dispatchers are complaining of musculoskeletal disorders and weight gain. An internal study conducted between between 2012 and 2016 showed an increase in long-term pain, irritability and sleep disorders. Overall, 65% of the respondents reported that they were tired at work and had less empathy.

The use of workstations with low-speed treadmills were assessed to allow physical activity at work.

A recent review concluded that their use reduced the time that the employees spent seated, stress and improved energy expenditure, as well as different biological and physical parameters (weight loss, lipid determination, glycaemia). This study did not reveal any alterations in performance at work.

The investigators assume that the establishment of a position allowing slow walk during dispatch call would increase the number of steps made by dispatchers on a daily basis and reduce the number of days of leave and musculoskeletal disorders, without impairing the quality of call pick-up.

Estado general Recruiting
Fecha de inicio February 15, 2018
Fecha de Terminación December 31, 2019
Fecha de finalización primaria May 15, 2019
Fase N/A
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Difference of number of steps at 0 and 6 months 0 and 6 months
Resultado secundario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
Evaluation of Quality of life 0, 6 and 12 months
Evaluation of Anxiety and depression 0, 6 and 12 months
Change in blood pressure 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 months
Change in heart rate 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 months
Change in Weight 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 months
Assessment of musculoskeletal disorders 0, 6 and 12 months
Evaluation of non-attendance at work 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 months
Job performance evaluation 0, 6 and 12 months
Work satisfaction evaluation 0, 6 and 12 months
Assessment of sleep quality 0, 6 and 12 months
Evaluation of tobacco consumption 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 months
Evaluation of pickup calls quality 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 months
Walking period during a working day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 months
Inscripción 32
Condición
Intervención

Tipo de intervención: Other

Nombre de intervención: Use of the treadmill workstation at work

Descripción: During the randomized study phase, provision of the treadmill workstation with the recommendation to use it for at least one hour (continuous or split) during each of the working shifts. After six months, all subjects will use treadmill without restrictions or conditions.

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Experimental Group

Elegibilidad

Criterios:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Dispatchers working in Emergency Medical Service

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnant women

- Inability to walk

Género: All

Edad mínima: 18 Years

Edad máxima: N/A

Voluntarios Saludables: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Contacto general

Apellido: Guillaume Debaty, MD, PhD

Teléfono: 0033476634202

Email: [email protected]

Ubicación
Instalaciones: Estado: Contacto: Copia de seguridad de contactos: Investigador: University Hospital Grenoble DEBATY Guillaume [email protected] DEBATY Guillaume Sub-Investigator OTTAVIANO Sarah Principal Investigator
Ubicacion Paises

France

Fecha de verificación

August 2019

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Sponsor

Palabras clave
Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Número de brazos 2
Grupo de brazo

Etiqueta: Control Group

Tipo: No Intervention

Descripción: During the randomized study phase (6 months),subjects will perform their usual activity without access to the treadmill workstation in the dispatch center. After six months, all subjects will continue to be assessed with free access to the treadmill workstation at the workplace.

Etiqueta: Experimental Group

Tipo: Experimental

Descripción: During the randomized study phase, subjects will have an open access to the treadmill workstation with the indication to use it for at least one hour (continuous or split) on working days. After six months, all subjects will continue to be assessed with free access to the treadmill workstation.

Acrónimo Marche_pour_15
Datos del paciente No
Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Modelo de intervención: Parallel Assignment

Propósito primario: Supportive Care

Enmascaramiento: None (Open Label)

Fuente: ClinicalTrials.gov