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Participant and workplace champion experiences of an intervention designed to reduce sitting time in desk-based workers: SMART work & life (2023)
Journal Article
Edwardson, C. L., Maylor, B. D., Biddle, S. J. H., Clarke-Cornwell, A. M., Clemes, S. A., Davies, M. J., …Eborall, H. (in press). Participant and workplace champion experiences of an intervention designed to reduce sitting time in desk-based workers: SMART work & life. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 20(1), 142. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-023-01539-6

Background: A cluster randomised controlled trial demonstrated the effectiveness of the SMART Work & Life (SWAL) behaviour change intervention, with and without a height-adjustable desk, for reducing sitting time in desk-based workers. Staff within o... Read More about Participant and workplace champion experiences of an intervention designed to reduce sitting time in desk-based workers: SMART work & life.

Clinicians' perspectives of activity monitoring applications and facilitators for lower-limb prosthetic service provision (2023)
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Patricks, V., Granat, M., Twiste, M., Curtin, S., & Worsley, P. (in press). Clinicians' perspectives of activity monitoring applications and facilitators for lower-limb prosthetic service provision. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics,

Introduction Clinicians involved in lower-limb prosthetic provision and care do not have an objective method for measuring patients' real-world prosthesis usage. This results in a poor understanding of the full picture of the patient's everyday life... Read More about Clinicians' perspectives of activity monitoring applications and facilitators for lower-limb prosthetic service provision.

A multicomponent intervention to reduce daily sitting time in office workers: the SMART Work & Life three-arm cluster RCT (2023)
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Edwardson, C. L., Maylor, B. D., Biddle, S. J., Clemes, S. A., Cox, E., Davies, M. J., …Clarke-Cornwell, A. M. (2023). A multicomponent intervention to reduce daily sitting time in office workers: the SMART Work & Life three-arm cluster RCT. Public Health Research, 11(6), 1-229. https://doi.org/10.3310/dnyc2141

Background: Office workers spend 70–85% of their time at work sitting. High levels of sitting have been linked to poor physiological and psychological health. Evidence shows the need for fully powered randomised controlled trials, with long-term foll... Read More about A multicomponent intervention to reduce daily sitting time in office workers: the SMART Work & Life three-arm cluster RCT.

Beyond the Clinic: Maximum Free-Living Stepping as a Potential Measure of Physical Performance (2023)
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Speirs, C., Dunlop, M. D., Dunlop, M. D., Roper, M., & Granat, M. (2023). Beyond the Clinic: Maximum Free-Living Stepping as a Potential Measure of Physical Performance. Sensors, 23(14), 6555. https://doi.org/10.3390/s23146555

Measures of physical performance captured within a clinical setting are commonly used as a surrogate for underlying health or disease risk within an individual. By measuring physical behaviour within a free-living setting, we may be able to better qu... Read More about Beyond the Clinic: Maximum Free-Living Stepping as a Potential Measure of Physical Performance.

Walking Behaviour of Individuals with Intermittent Claudication Compared to Matched Controls in Different Locations: An Exploratory Study (2023)
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Iveson, A. M. J., Abaraogu, U. O., Dall, P. M., Granat, M. H., & Ellis, B. M. (2023). Walking Behaviour of Individuals with Intermittent Claudication Compared to Matched Controls in Different Locations: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20105816

Individuals with intermittent claudication (IC) are less physically active than their peers, but how this varies with location is unclear. Individuals with IC and matched controls [sex, age ±5 years, home < 5 miles] wore an activity monitor (activPAL... Read More about Walking Behaviour of Individuals with Intermittent Claudication Compared to Matched Controls in Different Locations: An Exploratory Study.

Use of accelerometers to track changes in stepping behavior with the introduction of the 2020 COVID pandemic restrictions: a case study (2023)
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restrictions: a case study. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmpb.2022-0015

The COVID-19 lockdown introduced restrictions to free-living activities. Changes to these activities can be accurately quantified using combined measurement. Using activPAL3 and self-reports to collect activity data, the study aimed to quantify cha... Read More about Use of accelerometers to track changes in stepping behavior with the introduction of the 2020 COVID pandemic restrictions: a case study.

The cost-effectiveness of the SMART work & life intervention for reducing sitting time (2022)
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Cox, E., Walker, S., Edwardson, C., Biddle, S., Clarke-Cornwell, A., Clemes, S., …Richardson, G. (2022). The cost-effectiveness of the SMART work & life intervention for reducing sitting time. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(22), 14861. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192214861

Sedentary behaviours continue to increase and are associated with heightened risks of morbidity and mortality. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of SMART Work & Life (SWAL), an intervention designed to reduce sitting time inside and outside of work,... Read More about The cost-effectiveness of the SMART work & life intervention for reducing sitting time.

The impact of type of acute myocardial infarction on cardiac patient self-efficacy after hospitalization (2022)
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Shajrawi, A., Al-Smadi, A., Momani, A., Al-Akash, H., Granat, M., & Jones, I. (2022). The impact of type of acute myocardial infarction on cardiac patient self-efficacy after hospitalization. Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing, 41(6), 295-304. https://doi.org/10.1097/DCC.0000000000000547

Background Self-efficacy is an important psychological construct associated with patient adherence with healthy lifestyle choices. Few studies have focused on the impacts of the type of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), non–ST-elevation myocardial... Read More about The impact of type of acute myocardial infarction on cardiac patient self-efficacy after hospitalization.

Effectiveness of an intervention for reducing sitting time and improving health in office workers: three arm cluster randomised controlled trial (2022)
Journal Article
Edwardson, C. L., Biddle, S. J. H., Clemes, S. A., Davies, M. J., Dunstan, D. W., Eborall, H., …Clarke-Cornwell, A. M. (2022). Effectiveness of an intervention for reducing sitting time and improving health in office workers: three arm cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 378, e069288. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2021-069288

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention, with and without a height adjustable desk, on daily sitting time, and to investigate the relative effectiveness of the two interventions, and the effectiveness of both interventions on phy... Read More about Effectiveness of an intervention for reducing sitting time and improving health in office workers: three arm cluster randomised controlled trial.

Integrating patients with intermittent claudication into an established cardiac rehabilitation programme: a feasibility study with embedded pilot (2022)
Thesis
Caldow, E. Integrating patients with intermittent claudication into an established cardiac rehabilitation programme: a feasibility study with embedded pilot. (Thesis). University of Salford

Introduction: In the UK, it is recommended that people diagnosed with intermittent claudication (IC) receive exercise therapy as first-line treatment of their condition. The optimal delivery of this treatment is a hospital-based, supervised exercise... Read More about Integrating patients with intermittent claudication into an established cardiac rehabilitation programme: a feasibility study with embedded pilot.

Activity, socket fit, comfort and community participation in lower limb prosthesis users: a Cambodian cohort study. (2022)
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Diment, L., Nguon, R., Seng, S., Sit, V., Lors, P., Thor, P., …Dickinson, A. (2022). Activity, socket fit, comfort and community participation in lower limb prosthesis users: a Cambodian cohort study. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 19(1), 42. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-022-01021-7

BackgroundAfter amputation, many people become less active, feel lonely and lose independence. Understanding the factors associated with low physical activity levels and participation could contribute to defining key interventions which can support p... Read More about Activity, socket fit, comfort and community participation in lower limb prosthesis users: a Cambodian cohort study..

Measuring foot abduction brace wear time using a single 3-axis accelerometer (2022)
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Griffiths, B., Silver, N., Granat, M., & Lebel, E. (2022). Measuring foot abduction brace wear time using a single 3-axis accelerometer. Sensors, 22(7), e2433. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22072433

The recommended treatment for idiopathic congenital clubfoot deformity involves a series of weekly castings, surgery, and a period of bracing using a foot abduction brace (FAB). Depending on the age of the child, the orthotic should be worn for perio... Read More about Measuring foot abduction brace wear time using a single 3-axis accelerometer.

Defining continuous walking events in free-living environments : mind the gap (2022)
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Gbadamosi, A., Griffiths, B., Clarke-Cornwell, A., & Granat, M. (2022). Defining continuous walking events in free-living environments : mind the gap. Sensors, 22(5), 1720. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22051720

In free-living environments, continuous walking can be challenging to achieve without encountering interruptions, making it difficult to define a continuous walking event. While limited research has been conducted to define a continuous walking event... Read More about Defining continuous walking events in free-living environments : mind the gap.

A physical behaviour partnership from heaven: the prospective physical activity, sitting, and sleep consortium and the international society for the measurement of physical behaviour (2022)
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Stamatakis, E., Clark, B., Ahmadi, M., Blodgett, J., Granat, M., Donnelly, A., …Koster, A. (2022). A physical behaviour partnership from heaven: the prospective physical activity, sitting, and sleep consortium and the international society for the measurement of physical behaviour. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 5(3), 129-131. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmpb.2022-0027

The advancement of science demands people and organizations work together toward worthy goals, a need that is especially pronounced in nascent fields like physical behavior. Partnerships offer an ideal vehicle for long-term collaboration to build res... Read More about A physical behaviour partnership from heaven: the prospective physical activity, sitting, and sleep consortium and the international society for the measurement of physical behaviour.

A machine learning classification model for monitoring the daily physical behaviour of lower-limb amputees (2021)
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Griffiths, B., Diment, L., & Granat, M. (2021). A machine learning classification model for monitoring the daily physical behaviour of lower-limb amputees. Sensors, 21(22), e7458. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21227458

There are currently limited data on how prosthetic devices are used to support lower-limb prosthesis users in their free-living environment. Possessing the ability to monitor a patient’s physical behaviour while using these devices would enhance our... Read More about A machine learning classification model for monitoring the daily physical behaviour of lower-limb amputees.

A multi-center randomized control trial, comparing gamification with remote monitoring against standard rehabilitation for patients after arthroscopic shoulder surgery (2021)
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Marley, W., Barratt, A., Pigott, T., Granat, M., Wilson, J., & Roy, B. (2022). A multi-center randomized control trial, comparing gamification with remote monitoring against standard rehabilitation for patients after arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 31(1), 8-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2021.08.019

Gamification has become increasingly popular in rehabilitation and is viewed as a tool to improve patient activation, motivation and engagement. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of validated Exergames played through a system using 'd... Read More about A multi-center randomized control trial, comparing gamification with remote monitoring against standard rehabilitation for patients after arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

Estimating changes in physical behavior during lockdowns using accelerometry‐based simulations in a large UK cohort (2021)
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Speirs, C., Granat, M., Stamatakis, E., & Hamer, M. (2021). Estimating changes in physical behavior during lockdowns using accelerometry‐based simulations in a large UK cohort. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 31(12), 2221-2229. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.14032

AbstractTo contain the recent COVID‐19 outbreak, restrictions have been imposed, which has limited outdoor activity. These physical behavior changes can have serious health implications, but there is little objective information quantifying these cha... Read More about Estimating changes in physical behavior during lockdowns using accelerometry‐based simulations in a large UK cohort.

Thigh-worn accelerometry for measuring movement and posture across the 24-hour cycle : a scoping review and expert statement (2020)
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Stevens, M., Gupta, N., Inan Eroglu, E., Crowley, P., Eroglu, B., Bauman, A., …Stamatakis, E. (2020). Thigh-worn accelerometry for measuring movement and posture across the 24-hour cycle : a scoping review and expert statement. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 6(1), e000874. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjsem-2020-000874

The Prospective Physical Activity Sitting and Sleep consortium (ProPASS) is an international collaboration platform committed to harmonise thigh-worn accelerometry data. The aim of this paper is to (1) outline observational thigh-worn accelerometry s... Read More about Thigh-worn accelerometry for measuring movement and posture across the 24-hour cycle : a scoping review and expert statement.

Concurrent measurement of global positioning system and event-based physical activity data : a methodological framework for integration (2020)
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framework for integration. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 4(1), 9-22. https://doi.org/10.1123/jmpb.2020-0005

Objective: Global positioning system (GPS) data can add context to physical activity data and have previously been integrated with epoch-based physical activity data. The current study aimed to develop a framework for integrating GPS data and event-b... Read More about Concurrent measurement of global positioning system and event-based physical activity data : a methodological framework for integration.