Journal article

Comparing motivational, self-regulatory and habitual processes in a computer-tailored physical activity intervention in hospital employees - protocol for the PATHS randomised controlled trial

Dominika Kwasnicka, Corneel Vandelanotte, Amanda Rebar, Benjamin Gardner, Camille Short, Mitch Duncan, Dawn Crook, Martin S Hagger

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Most people do not engage in sufficient physical activity to confer health benefits and to reduce risk of chronic disease. Healthcare professionals frequently provide guidance on physical activity, but often do not meet guideline levels of physical activity themselves. The main objective of this study is to develop and test the efficacy of a tailored intervention to increase healthcare professionals' physical activity participation and quality of life, and to reduce work-related stress and absenteeism. This is the first study to compare the additive effects of three forms of a tailored intervention using different techniques from behavioural theory, which differ according to thei..

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Grants

Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia and Short


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by Curtin University, Central Queensland University, and a grant from the Health Collaborative Research Network (HCRN) Australia. Vandelanotte (ID100427) and Duncan (ID100029) hold Future Leader Fellowships funded by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Short (APP1090517) holds a fellowship funded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Hagger holds a Finnish Distinguished Professor fellowship funded by TEKES, the Finnish funding agency for innovation. We would like to acknowledge additional funding received from St John of God Subiaco Hospital provided to employ a research nurse.