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dc.contributor.authorPuig-Ribera, Anna
dc.contributor.authorSeñé-Mir, Anna M.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor-Covill, Guy A. H.
dc.contributor.authorDe Lara, Núria
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Douglas
dc.contributor.authorDaley, Amanda
dc.contributor.authorHolder, Roger
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Erica
dc.contributor.authorMilà, Raimon
dc.contributor.authorEves, Frank F
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-23T09:22:32Z
dc.date.available2019-10-23T09:22:32Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-08
dc.identifier.citationPuig-Ribera, A.; Señé-Mir, A.M.; Taylor-Covill, G.A.H.; De Lara, N.; Carroll, D.; Daley, A.; Holder, R.; Thomas, E.; Milà, R.; Eves, F.F. Signage Interventions for Stair Climbing at Work: More than 700,000 Reasons for Caution. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 3782.en
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827en
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16193782en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622879
dc.description.abstractIncreased stair climbing reduces cardiovascular disease risk. While signage interventions for workplace stair climbing offer a low-cost tool to improve population health, inconsistent effects of intervention occur. Pedestrian movement within the built environment has major effects on stair use, independent of any health initiative. This paper used pooled data from UK and Spanish workplaces to test the effects of signage interventions when pedestrian movement was controlled for in analyses. Automated counters measured stair and elevator usage at the ground floor throughout the working day. Signage interventions employed previously successful campaigns. In the UK, minute-by-minute stair/elevator choices measured effects of momentary pedestrian traffic at the choice-point (n = 426,605). In Spain, aggregated pedestrian traffic every 30 min measured effects for ‘busyness’ of the building (n = 293,300). Intervention effects on stair descent (3 of 4 analyses) were more frequent than effects on stair climbing, the behavior with proven health benefits (1 of 4 analyses). Any intervention effects were of small magnitude relative to the influence of pedestrian movement. Failure to control for pedestrian movement compromises any estimate for signage effectiveness. These pooled data provide limited evidence that signage interventions for stair climbing at work will enhance population health.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Medical Research Council, UK (G0802070/91321); and the Bupa Foundation, UK (22096780).en
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dc.publisherMDPI AGen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/19/3782en
dc.subjectStair climbingen
dc.subjectstair descenten
dc.subjectpoint-of-choice promptsen
dc.subjectworkplaceen
dc.subjectpedestrian movementen
dc.subjectlifestyle physical activityen
dc.titleSignage interventions for stair climbing at work: more than 700,000 reasons for cautionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen
dc.date.updated2019-10-14T11:14:30Z
dc.date.accepted2019-10-02
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectG0802070/91321en
rioxxterms.identifier.project22096780en
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-10-23en
dc.source.volume16
dc.source.issue19
dc.source.beginpage3782
dc.source.endpage3782
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refterms.versionFCDVoR
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-23T09:22:33Z


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