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NCT number NCT03181321
Study type Interventional
Source The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Status Active, not recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date November 1, 2014
Completion date January 31, 2018

Clinical Trial Summary

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of an internet-based firefighter health and wellness program for volunteer fire departments.

Clinical Trial Description

A national sample of volunteer fire departments will be recruited for a 6 month, CRCT with a cross-over treatment design to determine the efficacy of The First Twenty (TF20), a wellness program focused on nutrition and fitness for firefighters. Modifications to the existing TF20 will be made to enhance the health coaching features and include tools for program evaluation. Study outcomes (changes in weight, BMI, body fat percentage, waist circumference, dietary intakes, blood pressure, and fitness activities) will be assessed pre- and post-intervention.

This will be the first internet-based, occupationally tailored health and wellness program implemented for the volunteer fire service. TF20 will be an essential cost effective tool to address the epidemic of unhealthy body composition, nutrition and fitness among firefighters.

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