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Supporting Workers to Sit Less and Move More Through the Web-Based BeUpstanding Program: Protocol for a Single-Arm, Repeated Measures Implementation Study

Genevieve Nissa Healy, Ana D Goode, Alison Abbott, Jennifer Burzic, Bronwyn K Clark, David W Dunstan, Elizabeth G Eakin, Matthew Frith, Nicholas D Gilson, Lan Gao, Lynn Gunning, Jodie Jetann, Anthony D LaMontagne, Sheleigh P Lawler, Marjory Moodie, Nguyen Phuong, Neville Owen, Leon Straker, Perri Timmins, Lisa Ulyate Show all

JMIR Research Protocols | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The web-based BeUpstanding Champion Toolkit was developed to support work teams in addressing the emergent work health and safety issue of excessive sitting. It provides a step-by-step guide and associated resources that equip a workplace representative-the champion-to adopt and deliver the 8-week intervention program (BeUpstanding) to their work team. The evidence-informed program is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of sitting less and moving more, build a supportive culture for change, and encourage staff to take action to achieve this change. Work teams collectively choose the strategies they want to implement and promote to stand up, sit less, and move more, with t..

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Awarded by NHMRC of Australia

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship

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

Awarded by NHMRC Partnership Project Grant

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge and thank Steve Goodwin, Sarah Hyne, Richard Dawson, Rayoni Nelson, Natalie Quinn, Kevin St Mart, Karen Pegrum, Melanie Chisholm, Hayley O'Connell, Trevor Shilton, Leanne Sweeny, and the Work Health Design Branch, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland for their contribution to the BeUpstanding program. They would also like to thank all the workplaces, champions, and staff involved in the optimization phase of BeUpstanding. The implementation trial is funded by a NHMRC of Australia Partnership Project Grant (#1149936) with partner funding provided by Safe Work Australia, Comcare, Queensland Office of Industrial Relations, VicHealth, and Healthier Workplace Western Australia. The NHMRC had no role in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data or in writing the manuscript. The partners were directly involved in the co-design of the study and the proposed measures and are included as co-authors or in the Acknowledgments section as appropriate. GH is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (#108029); BC is supported through an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (#1107168); DD is supported through an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (NHMRC APP1078360) and the Victorian Governments Operational Infrastructure Support Program; AG and EW are supported through an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence Grant on Sitting Time and Chronic Disease Prevention-Measurement, Mechanisms and Interventions (#1057608); JB, JJ, and LU are supported by an NHMRC Partnership Project Grant (#1149936); LG is supported by an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Deakin University; and NO is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowships (#1003960).