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Assessment of the impact of a workplace intervention to reduce prolonged occupational sitting time


Cooley, P and Pedersen, S and Mainsbridge, C, Assessment of the impact of a workplace intervention to reduce prolonged occupational sitting time, Qualitative Health Research, 24, (1) pp. 90-101. ISSN 1552-7557 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Sage

DOI: doi:10.1177/1049732313513503


We aim to provide a better picture of the outcomes associated with implementing a nonpurposeful, physical activity, e-health intervention in a professional workplace. There is a need for health professionals to evaluate physical-activity-based workplace health interventions with a full range of measures. Using a social ecological model as a basis, we identify a range of subjective outcomes from 15 interviews of a cross section of participants. We document that not only did participants report a range of positive outcomes across multiple systems of influence, but they experienced some negative outcomes because of disruption to work flow and a changing of work habit. We conclude that using subjective evaluations provides a comprehensive picture of the factors that influence judgments of the efficacy of a workplace health intervention.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:evidence-based practice, exercise / physical activity, health outcomes, health promotion, workplace, technology
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Occupational health
UTAS Author:Cooley, P (Associate Professor Dean Cooley)
UTAS Author:Pedersen, S (Dr Scott Pedersen)
UTAS Author:Mainsbridge, C (Mr Casey Mainsbridge)
ID Code:87544
Year Published:2014 (online first 2013)
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-11-21
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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