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Implementation trial of the BeUpstanding Champion Toolkit in desk-based workers: evaluation of uptake, implementation, effectiveness, and costs.

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Trial Information

Broad Health Condition Cardiovascular
Mental Health
Public Health

Specific Health ConditionNormal development and function of the cardiovascular system
Studies of normal psychology, cognitive function and behaviour
Health promotion/education

Trial FocusEducational / counselling / training

Recruitment Details

Recruitment status

Recruitment State


Anticipated date of first participant enrolment3/07/2017

Phase of TrialNot Applicable

Has the study received ethics approval?Further information iconApproved

Trial summary

The aim of this three-year project is to evaluate, in the context of a national implementation trial, an evidence-informed intervention to reduce workplace sitting – the BeUpstanding Champion Toolkit. 

Primary outcomes are: 
1)	Uptake of the Toolkit overall and within the partner-determined priority sectors 
2)	Implementation of the Toolkit by workplace teams
3)	Effectiveness of the Toolkit in reducing employee workplace sitting time 
Hypothesis (two-tailed): the Toolkit will elicit significant changes in workplace sitting time following exposure to the program (at 3 months) and in the long term (at 12 months)
Target is 20 minute reduction per 8-h workday


Key inclusion criteria

Based on data reported by the champion as part of the online registration process, eligible work teams will be those with: a minimum of five staff; job roles or tasks that predominantly involve desk-based work; and, a staff member willing to perform the duties of a workplace champion. For large organisations, including those located across numerous sites, multiple work teams from the one organisation will be eligible to participate. Once eligibility is confirmed, a unique password will be allocated to allow the champion access to the BeUpstanding Champion Toolkit and associated resources, and enable data to be identified by work team. All employees within a participating work team will be invited by the champion to participate in the program and its evaluation.

Minimum age16 Years

GenderBoth males and females

Can Healthy volunteers participate? Yes

Key exclusion criteria

No workplace champion. 
Contact details and further information

Sponsor Primary Sponsor Type: Individual
Primary Sponsor Name: Genevieve Healy - The University of Queensland
Primary Sponsor Address: School of Public Health The University of Queensland Herston Rd, Herston Queensland, Australia, 4006
Primary Sponsor Country: Australia


Trial IDACTRN12617000682347


Contact person for information and recruitmentA/Prof
Genevieve N. Healy
School of Public Health The University of Queensland Herston Rd, Herston Brisbane, Queensland, 4006
+61-7-3365 5528

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