An m-health workplace-based ‘sit less, move more’ program: Impact on employees´ sedentary and physical activity patterns.
ISPAH ePoster Library. Bort-Roig J. Oct 16, 2018; 225378; 190
Dr. Judit Bort-Roig
Dr. Judit Bort-Roig
Login now to access Regular content available to all registered users.
Rate & Comment (0)
Abstract Introduction:<\b>
This study evaluated the short-term impact of a 12-week m-health workplace-based ‘sit less, move more’ intervention (Walk@WorkApp; W@W-App, 2015) on objectively-determined physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviours in employees.Method: A site randomised control trial recruited employees at four Spanish hospitals (n=141; 45±9 years; 82% female). Participants were assigned by hospital to an Intervention (IG; used W@W-App; n=90) or an active Comparison group (A-CG; monitored occupational activity n=51). W@W-App, installed on participants´ own smartphones, provided real time feedback for occupational sitting, ambulatory activity and gave access to automated strategies to sit less and move more at work. A mean comparison for repeated measures assessed changes in total sitting time, sedentary bouts, light and moderate-to-vigorous PA (activPAL 3TM; minutes/day) between baseline and after program completion during weekdays and weekends. Results:<\b>
Over the A-CG, the IG reported a higher proportion of sedentary time in shorter bouts from 5 to 10 minutes (p=0.013) outside work and a higher time spent in total moderate-to-vigorous PA (p=0.016). Non-significant changes were found for light intensity PA and total sitting time. Conclusion:<\b>
W@W-App reduced prolonged periods of sedentary behaviour outside work but not during working hours, providing translational evidence that m-health programmes might have the potential to improve employees´ daily sedentary patterns. External funding details The W@W-App Project was supported by the Spanish Ministryof Science and Innovation (DEP2012- 37169).
    This eLearning portal is powered by:
    This eLearning portal is powered by MULTIEPORTAL
Anonymous User Privacy Preferences

Strictly Necessary Cookies (Always Active)

MULTILEARNING platforms and tools hereinafter referred as “MLG SOFTWARE” are provided to you as pure educational platforms/services requiring cookies to operate. In the case of the MLG SOFTWARE, cookies are essential for the Platform to function properly for the provision of education. If these cookies are disabled, a large subset of the functionality provided by the Platform will either be unavailable or cease to work as expected. The MLG SOFTWARE do not capture non-essential activities such as menu items and listings you click on or pages viewed.

Performance Cookies

Performance cookies are used to analyse how visitors use a website in order to provide a better user experience.

Save Settings