Journal article

Intervening to reduce workplace sitting: mediating role of social-cognitive constructs during a cluster randomised controlled trial

Nyssa T Hadgraft, Elisabeth AH Winkler, Genevieve N Healy, Brigid M Lynch, Maike Neuhaus, Elizabeth G Eakin, David W Dunstan, Neville Owen, Brianna S Fjeldsoe

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Stand Up Victoria multi-component intervention successfully reduced workplace sitting time in both the short (three months) and long (12 months) term. To further understand how this intervention worked, we aimed to assess the impact of the intervention on four social-cognitive constructs, and examined whether these constructs mediated intervention effects on workplace sitting time at 3 and 12 months post-baseline. METHODS: Two hundred and thirty one office-based workers (14 worksites, single government employer) were randomised to intervention or control conditions by worksite. The intervention comprised organisational, environmental, and individual level elements. Participan..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence Grant on Sitting Time and Chronic Disease Prevention - Measurement, Mechanisms and Interventions


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by National Breast Cancer Foundation


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Program Grant


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (project grant #1002706), the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation's Creating Healthy Workplaces program, and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Hadgraft was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and a Baker IDI Bright Sparks top up scholarship. Winkler was supported by a NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence Grant on Sitting Time and Chronic Disease Prevention - Measurement, Mechanisms and Interventions(#1057608). Healy was supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (#1086029). Lynch was supported by a Fellowship from the National Breast Cancer Foundation (#ECF-15-012). Eakin was supported by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (#511001). Dunstan was supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (NHMRC #1078360) and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Owen was supported by a NHMRC Program Grant (#569940), a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (#1003960); and, by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. None of the funders had involvement in the data analysis, data interpretation, data collection, or writing of the article.