Corsortium + Advisory Board members
This paper describes the planned economic evaluation of the SITLESS project, a multicountry three-armed pragmatic randomised controlled trial (RCT) which aims to assess the short-term and long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a complex intervention on sedentary behavior and physical activity in community-dwelling older adults. Find links for download below.
The SITLESS video is now available in 5 different languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, Danish and German. SITLESS is a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) and the main aim of the project is to reduce sedentary behavoir in the older population. The RCT consist of an Exercise Referral Schemes intervention combined with Self-Management Strategies. The video is briefly trying to show the different elements of the SITLESS intervention.
Older adults aged 65 and over are the fastest growing segment of the World‘s population (World Health Organisation [WHO], 2011). Although prolongation of life remains an important public health goal, of even greater significance is the preservation of the capacity toRead more
Physical activity has well documented health benefits (Pedersen et al., 2006). It is well established that physical activity plays a key role in the prevention of non-communicable diseases and disabilities among the elderly due to its close relationship withRead more
Sedentary Behaviour (SB) is defined as any waking behaviour characterized by an energy expenditure ≤ 1.5 metabolic equivalent (METs) while in a sitting or reclining posture. The effect of SB on health is two-fold; firstly, the amount of time spentRead more
FUNDACIÓ SALUT I ENVELLIMENT (FSIE) Brief description: The Fundació Salut i Envelliment UAB (Health and Ageing Foundation) is a private non-profit foundation at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. FSIE’s main objective is to improve knowledge of different aspects related toRead more
Each intervention site (SDU, QUB, FB-FSIE, UULM) will convene a local advisory board, including profiles such as: health service commissioners (mainly from primary care), public health practitioners, policy makers, physical activity specialists, members of the public (mainly older people from older people organizations). Purpose ofRead more
A complex intervention consisting on an Exercise Referral Schemes intervention with Self-Management Strategies will be delivered in primary care or community settings in urban areas of Catalonia – Spain (FB-FSIE), Syddanmark – Denmark (SDU), Baden-Württemberg – Germany (UULM) and Northern Ireland –Read more