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The Impact of Hourly Prompts on Reducing Prolonged Sitting at Work

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02609282
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 20, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2015
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Glasgow Caledonian University

Brief Summary:
This study aims to investigate whether hourly prompts, delivered by Microsoft Office onto the PC's of office workers, is effective at reducing unhealthy patterns of sedentary behaviour .

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sedentary Lifestyle Behavioral: Hourly prompts to stand delivered by Microsoft Outlook Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 21 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Pilot Study to Assess the Impact of Hourly Prompts, Delivered by Microsoft Outlook, on Reducing Prolonged Sitting at Work
Study Start Date : February 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Prompt group
Following an education session on the health benefits of breaking prolonged sitting, the prompt group will receive hourly prompts on their PC to stand. The prompts will be delivered by Microsoft Outlook and will run for a period of 10 weeks. The messages will be short in length, varied and centre around the key message of breaking prolonged sitting by standing.
Behavioral: Hourly prompts to stand delivered by Microsoft Outlook
No Intervention: Control group
The control group will receive the same education session as the prompt group, but will receive no prompts on their PC.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. total time spent sitting at work [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    total time spent sitting at work will be objectively measured using a tri-axial accelerometer


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. time spent sitting in prolonged sedentary bouts at work [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    total time spent sitting at work in continuous bouts of at least 30 minutes. These will be objectively measured using a tr-axial accelerometer

  2. number of sitting events at work [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    number of sitting events at work are objectively measured using a tr-axial accelerometer

  3. number of prolonged sitting events at work [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
    number of sitting events that last at least 30 minutes at work. These are objectively measured using a tr-axial accelerometer



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults over the age of 18 that are currently employed in an office and whose role is primarily desk-based. Must have regular access to Microsoft Outlook on a daily basis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those with a pre-existing health condition requiring workplace and/or work practice adjustments (unable to stand on a regular basis) or those who currently have a standing workstation.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02609282


Locations
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United Kingdom
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow, United Kingdom, G4 0BA
Sponsors and Collaborators
Glasgow Caledonian University
Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Philippa Dall, PhD Senior Research Fellow

Publications:
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Responsible Party: Glasgow Caledonian University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02609282    
Other Study ID Numbers: GlasgowCU
First Posted: November 20, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015
Keywords provided by Glasgow Caledonian University:
Sedentary behaviour
sitting
workplace
prompts