The use and evaluation of a theory-informed, multi-component intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in the workplace

McGuckin, Teneale, Sealey, Rebecca, and Barnett, Fiona (2017) The use and evaluation of a theory-informed, multi-component intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in the workplace. Cogent Psychology, 4. 1411038.

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Occupational sedentary behaviour is a growing health concern which accounts for almost half of overall sedentary behaviour. Multi-component interventions are effective for reducing occupational sedentary behaviour. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a theory-informed, personalised intervention for the reduction of occupational sedentary behaviour of office workers. Full-time office-based workers were asked to complete an online survey to explore their perception of sedentary behaviour. Following this, pre-intervention activity patterns were collected for 5 days via an ActivPAL and a self-report workbook. The participants met with the investigator to discuss the key themes identified from the online survey, individual ActivPAL and self-report data. Participants set goals for the 6-week intervention, signed a commitment contract with stage of change and self-efficacy explored. During the final intervention week, participants wore an ActivPAL and were invited to participate in a follow-up interview. Twenty-seven office-based workers reduced occupational sitting time by an average of 45.2 ± 60.7 min per workday. Self-efficacy increased post intervention (pre: 69 ± 21%; post: 82 ± 16%). The follow-up interviews indicated that the intervention increased awareness of occupational sedentary behaviour and provided insight into the key behaviour change strategies utilised in the intervention.

Item ID: 51698
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2331-1908
Keywords: sitting time, occupational, intervention
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© 2017 The Author(s). This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license

Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 02:04
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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