Design, rationale, and analysis plan for the Stand Up for Health trial in contact centres: a stepped wedge feasibility study [post]

2020 unpublished
Contact centres are one of the most sedentary workplaces, with employees spending a very high proportion of their working day sitting down. About a quarter of contact centre staff regularly experience musculoskeletal health problems due to high levels of sedentary behaviour, including lower back pain. There have been no previous randomised studies specifically aiming to reduce sedentary behaviour in contact centre staff. To address this gap, the Stand Up for Health (SUH) study aims to test the
more » ... easibility and acceptability of a complex theory-based intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in contact centres. Methods: The Stand Up for Health study has a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial design, which is a pragmatic design whereby clusters (contact centres) are randomised to time points at which they will begin to receive the intervention. All contact centre staff have the opportunity to experience the intervention. To minimise the resource burden in this feasibility study, data collection is not continuous, but undertaken on a selective number of occasions, so the stepped wedge design is "incomplete". Eleven contact centres in England and Scotland have been recruited, and the sample size is approximately 27 per centre (270 in total.
doi:10.21203/rs.2.21156/v1 fatcat:4hclbfwjkzeljbzz42rtj4jnaa