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User adoption of the Worktivity mobile app to help reduce occupational sedentary behaviour in an office environment

Conference Proceeding
Garcia-Constantino, M., Nugent, C., Stephenson, A., McDonough, S. M., Murphy, M. H., & Mair, J. L. (2018)
User adoption of the Worktivity mobile app to help reduce occupational sedentary behaviour in an office environment. In Conference Proceedings of HCI 2018. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.175
In this paper we introduce the Worktivity mobile app as a potential solution to help reduce occupational sitting in an office environment. Worktivity functions by sending hour...

Using computer, mobile and wearable technology interventions to change sedentary behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Article
Stephenson, A., Murphy, M., McDonough, . S., Nugent, C., & Mair, J. (2017)
Using computer, mobile and wearable technology interventions to change sedentary behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2017.03.00033
Rationale: High levels of sedentary behavior (SB) are strongly associated with several negative health consequences (1). Technologies such as mobile applications (apps), weara...

Teachers’ and young adolescents’ qualitative opinions of an eight-week, feasibility/pilot, sit-stand desk intervention

Presentation / Conference
Pitkethly, A., Campbell, A., Sproule, J., Booth, J., Fawkner, S., & Hutson, D. (2017, November)
Teachers’ and young adolescents’ qualitative opinions of an eight-week, feasibility/pilot, sit-stand desk intervention. Poster presented at Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections 2017
Aim: Nine sit-stand desks were installed in an Edinburgh Primary 7 class to determine the feasibility of their use and the effects on sedentary, activity, learning outcome var...

Providing pupils autonomous use of sit-stand desks; behaviour changes and teacher and pupil opinion following an 8 week intervention

Journal Article
Fowler, S., Pitkethly, A., Booth, J., Sproule, J., & Hutson, D. (2018)
Providing pupils autonomous use of sit-stand desks; behaviour changes and teacher and pupil opinion following an 8 week intervention. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(10 Suppl 1), S74-S74. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0535
Parallel oral session : Wednesday 17th October

Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review

Journal Article
Ludwig, K., Arthur, R., Sculthorpe, N., Fountain, H., & Buchan, D. S. (2018)
Text Messaging Interventions for Improvement in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Youth: Systematic Review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 6(9), https://doi.org/10.2196/10799
BACKGROUND: The use of text messages (short message service, SMS) to change physical activity and sedentary behavior in youth is of interest due to the need for novel, more ef...

A review of the literature: Self-regulation and physical activity interventions with children and adolescents.

Presentation / Conference
Pitkethly, A., & Lau, P. W. (2012, November)
A review of the literature: Self-regulation and physical activity interventions with children and adolescents. Poster presented at 11th Annual Conference of the Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness
No abstract available.

Ageing, exercise and circulating angiogenic T-cells and vasculogenic progenitors

Presentation / Conference
Ross, M. (2017, June)
Ageing, exercise and circulating angiogenic T-cells and vasculogenic progenitors. Paper presented at Edinburgh Immunology Group Symposium, University of Edinburgh