Interactive Journal of Medical Research
A new general medical journal for the 21st centrury, focusing on innovation in health and medical research
i-JMR is a general medical journal with a focus on innovation in health, health care, and medicine - through new medical techniques and innovative ideas and/or research, including - but not limited to - technology, clinical informatics, sociotechnical and organizational health care innovations, or groundbreaking research.
Published by JMIR Publications, publisher of JMIR, the leading eHealth/mHealth journal (Impact Factor 2016: 5.175), i-JMR is a JMIR "sister journal" with a projected impact factor of about 2.03 (2016). which features a rapid and thorough peer-review process, professional copyediting, professional production of PDF, XHTML, and XML proofs.
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Incorporating an activity tracker into an office workplace sitting intervention: usage, acceptability and behavioural impact
Date Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
Open Peer Review Period: Sep 20, 2017 - Nov 15, 2017
Background: This study evaluated an activity tracker that targets sitting time, as part of a cluster-randomized workplace sitting intervention in office workers. Objective: To understand: 1) office wo...
Background: This study evaluated an activity tracker that targets sitting time, as part of a cluster-randomized workplace sitting intervention in office workers. Objective: To understand: 1) office workers’ self-directed tracker use; 2) individual-level characteristics associated with tracker use; 3) the impact of tracker use on activity and sitting behaviours; and, 4) office workers’ perceived tracker acceptability. Methods: Sixty-six office workers were randomly assigned a belt-worn LUMOback tracker that provides real-time sitting feedback through an app. Usage data (n=62), online questionnaires (n=33), and telephone interviews (n=27) were used to evaluate study aims. Results: Tracker uptake was modest (71%, n=43/61), and among users, usage over the first three months was low (1-48 days, median=8). Usage was greatest among team leaders and those with low self-perceived scores for job control and supervisor relationships. Greater tracker use (≥5 days versus <5) was significantly (P=.046) associated only with changes in prolonged sitting (-48 min/16h awake; 95%CI: -95, -1). Qualitatively, participants valued the real-time app feedback. Non-uptake was attributed to being busy and set-up issues. Low usage was attributed to discomfort wearing the tracker. Conclusions: Activity trackers that target sitting might be effective at reducing prolonged sitting in office workers. Trackers should be easy to set-up and comfortable to wear. Clinical Trial: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry, ACTRN12614000252617