SITLESS is a randomised controlled trial determining whether exercise referral schemes can be enhanced by self-management strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in the long term, in community-dwelling older citizens. The intervention is complex and is using process evaluation to understand how implementation, causal mechanisms and context shape outcomes. The specific aims are to assess fidelity and reach of the implementation, understand the contextual aspects of each intervention site, evaluate the mechanisms of impact, and explore perceived effects.
Download the lastest version of the SITLESS flyer. In the flyer you find description of background, aim, intervention, impact and quotes from SITLESS participants
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What is the Association of objective sedentary behaviour and self-rated health? Find the full text from the link 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.
The video is briefly trying to show the different elements of the SITLESS intervention.
The first SITLESS publication “Biomarkers associated with sedentary behaviour in older adults: a systematic review” was accepeted the 13th of December 2016 in Ageing Research Reviews. This was an early Christmas present for Katharina Wirth (first author) and the co-authors. The review will have open access (gold), links and download possibilities will soon be available on the website.
SITLESS was represented by 8 people from the consortium to the 7th Conference of HEPA Europe in Belfast. Queen’s University of Belfast was the organiser and host of the conference. Summary and abstracts of the symposium is presented below.
DG Research and Innovation invited five ongoing FP7 and Horizon 2020 research projects on health enhancing physical activity to share their experience with other stakeholders, to discuss how to enhance physical activity, to share best practices and to draw some conclusions and recommendations for policy makers.