Evaluating a multi-component intervention to reduce and break up office workers’ sitting with sit-stand desks using the APEASE criteria
AuthorsBrierley, Marsha L.
Smith, Lindsey Rachel
Bailey, Daniel Paul
Ojo, Samson Oluseye
Every, Sofie A.
Staines, Taylor A.
Chater, Angel M.
AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
University College London
Subject Categories::B920 Occupational Health
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AbstractObjective: Sedentary workplace interventions have had success in reducing excessive sitting time in office workers, but barriers to implementation and uptake remain. This study formally assessed a theory-derived, sit-stand desk intervention using the APEASE (Acceptability, Practicability, Effectiveness, Affordability, Side effects, Equity) criteria. Methods: Thirteen adults (eight female, mean age 38±10 years) from the treatment arm of a sedentary behaviour intervention participated in semi-structured interviews. Thematic codes were inductively assigned to data items followed by deductive charting using the APEASE framework. Results: The intervention was highly acceptable, practicable, safe to deploy, and helped workers reduce workplace sitting time, though individual preferences and workload mediated engagement. Affordability of sit-stand desks and Equity of access were potential barriers to uptake. Conclusions: This theory-derived, multi-component sit-stand desk intervention was highly acceptable to office workers, safe to deploy, and useful in reducing and breaking up sedentary time at work. Further tailoring and personalisation may help workers achieve greater reductions in workplace sitting.
CitationBrierley ML, Smith LR, Bailey DP, Ojo SO, Hewson DJ, Every SA, Staines TA, Chater AM (2022) 'Evaluating a multi-component intervention to reduce and break up office workers’ sitting with sit-stand desks using the APEASE criteria', BMC Public Health, 22 (458 )
PublisherBMC Public Health
JournalBMC Public Health
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