Who uses action planning in a web-based computer-tailored intervention to reduce workplace sitting and what do action plans look like? Analyses of the Start to Stand intervention among Flemish employees

De Cocker, Katrien and Vergeer, Ineke ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6560-9023 and Cardon, Greet and Radtke, Theda and Vandelanotte, Corneel (2019) Who uses action planning in a web-based computer-tailored intervention to reduce workplace sitting and what do action plans look like? Analyses of the Start to Stand intervention among Flemish employees. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 11 (3). pp. 543-561. ISSN 1758-0846


Abstract

BACKGROUND: Action planning plays an important role in many web-based behaviour change interventions. As such, it is important to identify who engages in action planning and what action plans look like. This study examines (1) attributes of users creating an action plan and (2) the content of action plans made during a web-based intervention to reduce workplace sitting.

METHODS: Users answered 'what' (short standing breaks and/or longer periods of standing), 'when' (working hours, work breaks, commuting), 'where' (workplace, transport mode), and 'how' (frequency, duration, implementation intentions) questions. MANOVA and chi-squared tests were conducted to compare those creating an action plan with those who did not. Descriptive statistics were used to examine the content of the action plans.

RESULTS: Those creating an action plan (n = 236/1,701) were significantly older, more sedentary at work, and more aware of health risks related to excessive sitting compared to those not planning (n = 1,465). The majority planned standing breaks (n = 212) every 30 minutes, and periods of standing (n = 173) for 1 to 2 hours.

CONCLUSIONS: Future interventions should promote action planning more, especially among younger employees and those with less health-related knowledge about sitting. Action plans were compatible with current sitting messages used in health promotion.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online: 14 September 2019. Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 06:19
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 02:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internet; eHealth; implementation intention; online program; sedentary behaviour; self-regulation
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4299 Other health sciences > 429999 Other health sciences not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12167
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37030

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