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From evidence-based research to practice-based evidence: Disseminating a web-based computer-tailored workplace sitting intervention through a health promotion organisation

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posted on 27.02.2019, 00:00 by G Cardon, JA Bennie, T Kolbe-Alexander, Corneel VandelanotteCorneel Vandelanotte
Prolonged sitting has been linked to adverse health outcomes; therefore, we developed and examined a web-based, computer-tailored workplace sitting intervention. As we had previously shown good effectiveness, the next stage was to conduct a dissemination study. This study reports on the dissemination efforts of a health promotion organisation, associated costs, reach achieved, and attributes of the website users. The organisation systematically registered all the time and resources invested to promote the intervention. Website usage statistics (reach) and descriptive statistics (website users’ attributes) were also assessed. Online strategies (promotion on their homepage; sending e-mails, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts to professional partners) were the main dissemination methods. The total time investment was 25.6 h, which cost approximately 845 EUR in salaries. After sixteen months, 1599 adults had visited the website and 1500 (93.8%) completed the survey to receive personalized sitting advice. This sample was 38.3 ± 11.0 years, mainly female (76.9%), college/university educated (89.0%), highly sedentary (88.5% sat >8 h/day) and intending to change (93.0%) their sitting. Given the small time and money investment, these outcomes are positive and indicate the potential for wide-scale dissemination. However, more efforts are needed to reach men, non-college/university educated employees, and those not intending behavioural change. © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

History

Volume

15

Issue

5

Start Page

1

End Page

11

Number of Pages

11

eISSN

1660-4601

ISSN

1661-7827

Publisher

M D P I AG

Additional Rights

CC BY 4.0

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

18/05/2018

Author Research Institute

Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health