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Table 3 Summary of participants’ responses to each theme

From: Reducing occupational sitting: Workers’ perspectives on participation in a multi-component intervention

Themes Interviews (n = 21) Focus groups (n = 7)
n n
Overall experiencea Positive: 21 Positive: 7
Negative: 4a
Awareness raising Positive: 15 Positive: 4
Neutral: 1
Improved health and well-beinga Positive: 18 Positive: 5
Negative: 3
Work performance and productivity
Effects on work performance No effect: 11 Positive: 4
Positive: 5
Negative: 2
Long-term productivity outcomes Positive: 2 Positive: 2
Workstation designa Negative: 12 Negative: 7
Positive: 1
Neutral: 6
Communication and team dynamicsa Positive: 9 Positive: 3
Negative: 1 Negative: 1
Neutral: 2
Organisational support and workplace culture
The importance of social supporta Positive: 16 Positive: 5
Negative: 1 Negative: 1
Neutral: 1
Intervention effects on non-participantsa Positive: 4 Positive: 2
Negative: 5 Negative: 3
No effect: 6 No effect: 3
Organisational support post-interventiona Uncertain: 8 Uncertain: 2
Certain (for OHS issue/request): 9 Certain (for OHS issue/request): 4
Processes of behavioural change
Sit-stand workstations as the key facilitator of behavioural changea Yes: 13 Yes: 7
No: 1
Diversity in use and engagement with intervention strategies around ‘stand up, sit less and move more’ Yes: 21 Yes: 7
Health coaching and behavioural change Useful: 13 Useful: 4
Neutral/not useful: 6 Neutral/not useful: 3
  1. aNote: some participants in more than one category