2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620587
Title:
Testing messages to promote stair climbing at work
Authors:
Thomas, Erica Lynn; Puig Ribera, Anna; Senye-Mir, Anna; Greenfield, Sheila; Eves, Frank
Abstract:
Purpose: Worksites have been targeted as an important setting for physical activity interventions. A recent emphasis for health promoters is the use of point-of-choice interventions to encourage stair climbing at work. This study explored three point-of-choice campaigns to increase stair climbing at work. Method: Ten focus groups and a rating task were conducted with 59 employees from a University and a University Hospital in the UK. Focus groups were structured around three messages and four prompts and sought to explore the motivational power of the resources, identify factors contributing to their effectiveness and provide recommendations to improve and optimize content. Benefits and barriers to stair climbing at work were also explored. Focus groups were recorded, transcribed and coded to identify key themes. Findings: Intra-personal factors health, motivation, social norms and time management influence stair climbing at work. Critically, extra-personal factors associated with the worksite itself can also bias a traveller’s choice independently of any intervention. Results suggest that messages targeting heart health have the greatest impact on reported propensity to climb the stairs at work. Messages targeting rate of respiration for fitness, however, may have a negative effect given that most people want to avoid getting out of breath at work. Originality value: Qualitative research is essential for developing and refining the design detail of point-of-choice interventions and tailoring their components to address individuals’ needs in different settings but there is little evidence of this in practice.
Citation:
Testing messages to promote stair climbing at work 2015, 8 (3):189 International Journal of Workplace Health Management
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Journal:
International Journal of Workplace Health Management
Issue Date:
14-Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620587
DOI:
10.1108/IJWHM-07-2014-0026
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/IJWHM-07-2014-0026
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1753-8351
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Erica Lynnen
dc.contributor.authorPuig Ribera, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorSenye-Mir, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorGreenfield, Sheilaen
dc.contributor.authorEves, Franken
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-15T13:59:02Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-15T13:59:02Z-
dc.date.issued2015-09-14-
dc.identifier.citationTesting messages to promote stair climbing at work 2015, 8 (3):189 International Journal of Workplace Health Managementen
dc.identifier.issn1753-8351-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/IJWHM-07-2014-0026-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620587-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Worksites have been targeted as an important setting for physical activity interventions. A recent emphasis for health promoters is the use of point-of-choice interventions to encourage stair climbing at work. This study explored three point-of-choice campaigns to increase stair climbing at work. Method: Ten focus groups and a rating task were conducted with 59 employees from a University and a University Hospital in the UK. Focus groups were structured around three messages and four prompts and sought to explore the motivational power of the resources, identify factors contributing to their effectiveness and provide recommendations to improve and optimize content. Benefits and barriers to stair climbing at work were also explored. Focus groups were recorded, transcribed and coded to identify key themes. Findings: Intra-personal factors health, motivation, social norms and time management influence stair climbing at work. Critically, extra-personal factors associated with the worksite itself can also bias a traveller’s choice independently of any intervention. Results suggest that messages targeting heart health have the greatest impact on reported propensity to climb the stairs at work. Messages targeting rate of respiration for fitness, however, may have a negative effect given that most people want to avoid getting out of breath at work. Originality value: Qualitative research is essential for developing and refining the design detail of point-of-choice interventions and tailoring their components to address individuals’ needs in different settings but there is little evidence of this in practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/IJWHM-07-2014-0026en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Workplace Health Managementen
dc.subjectWorkplace healthen
dc.subjectqualitative researchen
dc.subjectPsychological researchen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectWellness interventionsen
dc.subjectStair climbingen
dc.titleTesting messages to promote stair climbing at worken
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Workplace Health Managementen
All Items in WIRE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.