Co-creating a tailored intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in older adults

Actors engaged in the co-creation

  • 11 community-dwelling older adults
  • 4 university researchers

Purpose of the co-creation

  • Co-create a tailored intervention to help older adults identify when they sit for prolonged periods and strategies to interrupt these episodes

Process protocol

  • 10 interactive workshops over a 9 month period
  • Older adults completed fieldwork tasks to engage community stakeholders in their role as co-researchers

Outcomes

  • Co-created an intervention that can be tailored to the unique context and circumstances of each end-user
  • Intervention developed using a scalable model that can be locally adapted to provide population-level impact

Research outputs

  • Leask CF, Skelton DA, Sandlund M, Chastin SFM. Co-Creating a Tailored Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour in Older Adults. J Aging Phys Act. 2016b;24 Suppl: S92.
  • Leask CF, Sandlund M, Skelton DA, Chastin SFM. Co-creating a tailored intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in older adults. Oral presentation, World Congress on Active Ageing, Melbourne, 1st July 2016
  • Leask CF, Sandlund M, Skelton DA, Chastin SFM. Co-creating a tailored intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in older adults. Oral presentation, International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Cape Town, 11th June 2016
  • Leask CF, Sandlund M, Skelton DA, Chastin SFM. Co-creating a tailored intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in older adults. Oral presentation, MobEx, Umeå, 15th January 2016

Future work

  • Work ongoing for a grant application to NIHR based on the co-created intervention
  • GrandStand members will be involved in dissemination events about sedentary behaviour to other older adults

Testimonials

You were not pushed to take part in anything you weren't happy with and all our input was taken on board. I am glad I had this opportunity to take part in this research which will hopefully help others in the future.

Eileen
GrandStand Older Adult

The team of people coming together … to share ideas, transfer knowledge and promote peer discussion in a series of meetings was stimulating. The end product...incorporated a lot of humour and although funny, it was informative and I felt it was a proud achievement.

Bill
GrandStand Older Adult

Pictured - Grandstand Research Group. Top row from left: Bill Davidson, George MacLean, Janet Kennedy, Joe Boyle, Margaret Sanders, Chris Sanders.  Front row from left: Dawn Skelton, Sebastien Chastin, Calum Leask.  Missing: Ben Dracup, Isobel Dracup, Anne McNeil, Mary McPhillips, Marlene Sandlund