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|Title: ||Promoting stair climbing: intervention effects generalize to a subsequent stair ascent|
|Authors: ||Webb, Oliver J.|
Eves, Frank F.
|Keywords: ||Physical activity|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||© American Journal of Health Promotion, inc.|
|Citation: ||WEBB, O.J. and EVES, F.F., 2007. Promoting stair climbing: intervention effects generalize to a subsequent stair ascent. American Journal of Health Promotion, 22 (2), pp. 114-119|
Studies report a significant increase in stair use when message prompts are introduced at the
‘point-of-choice’ between stairs and escalators. Climbing one set of stairs, however, will not
confer meaningful health dividends. Therefore, this study examined whether exposure to
point-of-choice prompts also encourages individuals to climb the next set of stairs that they
Interrupted time-series design.
Two separate stair/escalator pairings within a UK shopping mall (the ‘intervention’ site and
the ‘generalization’ site), separated by a 25m-long atrium.
Ascending pedestrians (intervention site n=29,713; generalization site n=47,553).
Two weeks of baseline monitoring were followed by a 13-week intervention in which
banners carrying health promotion messages were introduced at the intervention site only.
At both sites observers inconspicuously recorded pedestrians’ method of ascent, along with
their gender, age, ethnicity and baggage.
Banners increased stair climbing at the intervention site by 161%. Results also suggest a
simultaneous increase of up to 143% at the generalization site, where no prompt was in place.|
|Description: ||This article was published in the serial, American Journal of Health Promotion [© American Journal of Health Promotion, inc.]. The definitive version is available at: http://healthpromotionjournal.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AJHP&Product_Code=JV22I2114&Category_Code=|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://healthpromotionjournal.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AJHP&Product_Code=JV22I2114&Category_Code=|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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