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Methods: Qualitative mixed-methods study. Non-participant observations in two stroke services (England / Scotland) and semi-structured interviews with staff underpinned by the COM-B model of behaviour change. Observations were analysed thematically; interviews were analysed using the Framework approach.
Results: One hundred and thirty-two observation hours (October - December 2017), and 31 staff interviewed (January - June 2018). Four themes were identified: 1) Opportunities for staff to support stroke survivors to reduce SB; 2) Physical and psychological capability of staff to support stroke survivors to reduce SB; 3) Motivating factors influencing staff behaviour to support stroke survivors to reduce SB; 4) Staff suggestions for a future intervention to support stroke survivors to reduce SB.
Conclusions: Staff are aware of the consequences of prolonged sitting but did not relate to SB. Explicit knowledge of SB was limited. Staff need training to support stroke survivors to reduce SB. Sedentary behaviour in the community was not reported to change markedly, highlighting the need to engage stroke survivors in movement from when capable in hospital, following through to home.
Keywords: sedentary behaviour, stroke, stroke rehabilitation, behaviour change, intervention development
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Sedentary behaviour after stroke: the role of stroke service staff in supporting stroke survivors to move more in inpatient and community settings
Sarah Morton (Invited speaker)1 Jun 2023
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