Munir, F., Biddle, S. J, Davies, M. J, Dunstan, D., Esliger, D., Gray, L. J, Jackson, B., O'Connell, S. E, Yates, T. & Edwardson, C. (2018). Stand More AT Work (SMArt Work): using the behaviour change wheel to evelop an intervention to reduce sitting time in the workplace. BMC Public Health,18(1), 1-15.: BioMed Central Ltd.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5187-1
Sitting (sedentary behaviour) is widespread among desk-based office workers and a high level of sedentary behaviour is a risk factor for poor health. Reducing workplace sitting time is therefore an important prevention strategy. Interventions are more likely to be effective if they are theory and evidence-based. The Behaviour Change Wheel (BCW) provides a framework for intervention development. This article describes the development of the Stand More AT Work (SMArT Work) intervention, which aims to reduce sitting time among National Health Service (NHS) office-based workers in Leicester, UK.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
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