Brief Standing Desk Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behavior at a Physical Activity Conference in 2016

Jason J. Wilson, Deepti Adlakha, Conor Cunningham, Paul Best, Chris Caldwell, Aoife Stephenson, Marie H Murphy, Mark Tully

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Objectives. To examine the impact of environmental restructuring on attendees ata physical activity conference when provided with standing tables and given point-ofdecisionprompts (PODPs; e.g., health messages).
Methods. This randomized controlled trial took place at the Health-Enhancing PhysicalActivity Europe 2016 conference in Belfast, United Kingdom, September 2016. Werandomly allocated 14 oral sessions to either the intervention group (standing tables +PODPs; n = 7) or the control group (PODPs only; n = 7). Conference volunteers discreetlyrecorded the number of attendees standing and sitting and estimated the number ofwomen and attendees aged 40 years or older.
Results. There was a significant difference (P = .04) in the proportion of attendeesstanding during the intervention (mean = 16.8%; SD = 9.5%) than during control sessions(mean = 6.0; SD = 5.8%). There was no differential response between gender and agegroups in the proportion standing during intervention sessions (P > .05).
Conclusions. Providing standing tables may be a feasible and effective strategy toreduce sitting at physical activity conferences.
LanguageEnglish
Pagese1
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Early online date8 Aug 2018
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Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2018

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Wilson, Jason J. ; Adlakha, Deepti ; Cunningham, Conor ; Best, Paul ; Caldwell, Chris ; Stephenson, Aoife ; Murphy, Marie H ; Tully, Mark. / Brief Standing Desk Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behavior at a Physical Activity Conference in 2016. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2018 ; pp. e1.
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