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Should We Scale-Up? A Mixed Methods Process Evaluation of an Intervention Targeting Sedentary Office Workers Using the RE-AIM QuEST Framework

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School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ, UK
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Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109, USA
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School of Physical Education, Performance and Sport Leadership, Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(1), 239; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17010239
Received: 11 November 2019 / Revised: 20 December 2019 / Accepted: 25 December 2019 / Published: 29 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sedentary Behaviour and Health)
Background: Interventions targeting a reduction in sedentary behaviour in office workers need to be scaled-up to have impact. In this study, the RE-AIM QuEST framework was used to evaluate the potential for further implementation and scale-up of a consultation based workplace intervention which targeted both the reduction, and breaking up of sitting time. Methods: To evaluate the Springfield College sedentary behaviour intervention across multiple RE-AIM QuEST indicators; intervention participant, non-participant (employees who did not participate) and key informant (consultation delivery team; members of the research team and stakeholders in workplace health promotion) data were collected using interviews, focus groups and questionnaires. Questionnaires were summarized using descriptive statistics and interviews and focus groups were transcribed verbatim, and thematically analysed. Results: Barriers to scale-up were: participant burden of activity monitoring; lack of management support; influence of policy; flexibility (scheduling/locations); time and cost. Facilitators to scale up were: visible leadership; social and cultural changes in the workplace; high acceptability; existing health and wellbeing programmes; culture and philosophy of the participating college. Conclusions: There is potential for scale-up, however adaptations will need to be made to address the barriers to scale-up. Future interventions in office workers should evaluate for scalability during the pilot phases of research. View Full-Text
Keywords: sedentary; sitting; office workers; workplace health; process evaluation; RE-AIM; scale-up sedentary; sitting; office workers; workplace health; process evaluation; RE-AIM; scale-up
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MacDonald, B.; Gibson, A.-M.; Janssen, X.; Hutchinson, J.; Headley, S.; Matthews, T.; Kirk, A. Should We Scale-Up? A Mixed Methods Process Evaluation of an Intervention Targeting Sedentary Office Workers Using the RE-AIM QuEST Framework. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 239. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17010239

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MacDonald B, Gibson A-M, Janssen X, Hutchinson J, Headley S, Matthews T, Kirk A. Should We Scale-Up? A Mixed Methods Process Evaluation of an Intervention Targeting Sedentary Office Workers Using the RE-AIM QuEST Framework. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(1):239. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17010239

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MacDonald, Bradley, Ann-Marie Gibson, Xanne Janssen, Jasmin Hutchinson, Samuel Headley, Tracey Matthews, and Alison Kirk. 2020. "Should We Scale-Up? A Mixed Methods Process Evaluation of an Intervention Targeting Sedentary Office Workers Using the RE-AIM QuEST Framework" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 1: 239. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17010239

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