The effectiveness of a point-of-decision prompt in deterring sedentary behavior

William D. Russell, David A. Dzewaltowski, Gregory J. Ryan

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Abstract

Individuals using a university library were observed using or elevators to travel up one to three floors. After a baseline assessment, a sign was posted by the elevator to discourage elevator use over a five-week period. A hierarchical log linear analysis indicated that stair use increased significantly after the intervention moderated by day of the week, sex, and age. The study suggests that point-of-decision prompts to deter sedentary activity may be effective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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