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dc.contributor.authorGardner, Benjamin*
dc.contributor.authorDewitt, Stephen*
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Lee*
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, John P.*
dc.contributor.authorBiddle, Stuart J. H.*
dc.contributor.authorMansfield, Louise*
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-18T11:02:44Z
dc.date.available2017-12-18T11:02:44Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-28
dc.identifier.citationGardner, B., Dewitt, S., Smith, L., Buckley, J. P., Biddle, S. J. H., & Mansfield, L. (2017). The ReSiT study (reducing sitting time): rationale and protocol for an exploratory pilot study of an intervention to reduce sitting time among office workers. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3(1), 47.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40814-017-0191-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620764
dc.description.abstractBackground Desk-based workers engage in long periods of uninterrupted sitting time, which has been associated with morbidity and premature mortality. Previous workplace intervention trials have demonstrated the potential of providing sit-stand workstations, and of administering motivational behaviour change techniques, for reducing sitting time. Yet, few studies have combined these approaches or explored the acceptability of discrete sitting-reduction behaviour change strategies. This paper describes the rationale for a sitting-reduction intervention that combines sit-stand workstations with motivational techniques, and procedures for a pilot study to explore the acceptability of core intervention components among university office workers. Methods The intervention is based on a theory and evidence-based analysis of why office workers sit, and how best to reduce sitting time. It seeks to enhance motivation and capability, as well as identify opportunities, required to reduce sitting time. Thirty office workers will participate in the pilot study. They will complete an initial awareness-raising monitoring and feedback task and subsequently receive a sit-stand workstation for a 12-week period. They will also select from a ‘menu’ of behaviour change techniques tailored to self-declared barriers to sitting reduction, effectively co-producing and personally tailoring their intervention. Interviews at 1, 6, and 12 weeks post-intervention will explore intervention acceptability. Discussion To our knowledge, this will be the first study to explore direct feedback from office workers on the acceptability of discrete tailored sitting-reduction intervention components that they have received. Participants’ choice of and reflections on intervention techniques will aid identification of strategies suitable for inclusion in the next iteration of the intervention, which will be delivered in a self-administered format to minimise resource burden. Trial registration ISRCTN29395780 (registered 21 November 2016)
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.urlhttps://pilotfeasibilitystudies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40814-017-0191-2en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectSedentary behaviouren
dc.subjectSittingen
dc.subjectPhysical activityen
dc.subjectBehaviour changeen
dc.subjectSit-stand desksen
dc.titleThe ReSiT study (reducing sitting time): rationale and protocol for an exploratory pilot study of an intervention to reduce sitting time among office workersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2055-5784
dc.contributor.departmentKing's College London; Anglia Ruskin University; University of Chester; University of Southern Queensland; Brunel Universityen
dc.identifier.journalPilot and Feasibility Studiesen
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderThe Author(s).
dc.date.updated2017-12-01T04:53:58Z
dc.date.accepted2017-10-13
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderMedical Research Councilen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectMedical Research Council MR/N008979/1en
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-11-28
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-14T03:44:57Z
html.description.abstractBackground Desk-based workers engage in long periods of uninterrupted sitting time, which has been associated with morbidity and premature mortality. Previous workplace intervention trials have demonstrated the potential of providing sit-stand workstations, and of administering motivational behaviour change techniques, for reducing sitting time. Yet, few studies have combined these approaches or explored the acceptability of discrete sitting-reduction behaviour change strategies. This paper describes the rationale for a sitting-reduction intervention that combines sit-stand workstations with motivational techniques, and procedures for a pilot study to explore the acceptability of core intervention components among university office workers. Methods The intervention is based on a theory and evidence-based analysis of why office workers sit, and how best to reduce sitting time. It seeks to enhance motivation and capability, as well as identify opportunities, required to reduce sitting time. Thirty office workers will participate in the pilot study. They will complete an initial awareness-raising monitoring and feedback task and subsequently receive a sit-stand workstation for a 12-week period. They will also select from a ‘menu’ of behaviour change techniques tailored to self-declared barriers to sitting reduction, effectively co-producing and personally tailoring their intervention. Interviews at 1, 6, and 12 weeks post-intervention will explore intervention acceptability. Discussion To our knowledge, this will be the first study to explore direct feedback from office workers on the acceptability of discrete tailored sitting-reduction intervention components that they have received. Participants’ choice of and reflections on intervention techniques will aid identification of strategies suitable for inclusion in the next iteration of the intervention, which will be delivered in a self-administered format to minimise resource burden. Trial registration ISRCTN29395780 (registered 21 November 2016)


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