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Enrollment strategies, barriers to participation, and reach of a workplace intervention targeting sedentary behavior

Available Online http://doi.org/10.1177/0890117118784228
Publication Date March 2019
Author Sarah L. Mullane, Sarah A. Rydell, Miranda L. Larouche, Meynard John L. Toledo, Linda H. Feltes, Brenna Vuong, Noe C. Crespo, Glenn A. Gaesser, Paul A. Estabrooks, Mark A. Pereira, and Matthew P. Buman
Source American Journal of Health Promotion
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This study assesses a large-scale 2-year cross-sectional intervention aimed at reducing sedentary behaviors. In twenty-four worksites from various sectors, the reach of the intervention was 65% for employers and 58% for employees, with 59% of the worksites participating after randomization into conditions. Aspects of the intervention were modified 18 times to adjust for various obstacles encountered
during implementation. The study concludes that a participant-centric sedentary behavior reduction intervention may help to ensure that workplace interventions are successful.

Keywords sedentary behavior, workplace, reach, participation barriers, employee engagement
Reference

Mullane, S. L., Rydell, S. A., Larouche, M. L., Toledo, M. J. L., Feltes, L. H., Vuong, B., ... & Buman, M. P. (2019). Enrollment strategies, barriers to participation, and reach of a workplace intervention targeting sedentary behavior. American Journal of Health Promotion, 33, 225-236. doi: 10.1177/0890117118784228

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