Process Evaluation of the BearStand Behavioral Intervention: A Social Cognitive Theory-Based Approach to Reduce Occupational Sedentary Behavior. Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: Describe the process evaluation of the behavioral intervention group of a multicomponent workplace intervention, BearStand, to reduce employees' sitting time using sit-stand workstations and behavioral strategies. METHODS: Process evaluation metrics: dose delivered, dose-received exposure, dose-received satisfaction, and context were collected using an online survey. Participants included employees of a US university. RESULTS: Overall, 38 of 52 participants completed the process evaluation. The majority were satisfied (53%) with the intervention. Participants' interactions with intervention materials decreased over time (73.7%, week 1, to 52.6%, week 13), and 42% and 33% of participants used suggested videos and apps, respectively. Participants found goal setting and self-regulation strategies to be the most helpful and identified workplace-related contextual barriers that impacted intervention engagement. CONCLUSIONS: Future interventions should incorporate more engaging materials for participants, reduce contextual barriers, and facilitate use of apps and videos.

published proceedings

  • J Occup Environ Med

altmetric score

  • 2.1

author list (cited authors)

  • Wilkerson, A. H., Bridges, C. N., Wu, C., McClendon, M. E., Walsh, S. M., Patterson, M. S., & Umstattd Meyer, R. M.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Wilkerson, Amanda H||Bridges, Christina N||Wu, Cindy||McClendon, Megan E||Walsh, Shana M||Patterson, Megan S||Umstattd Meyer, RenĂ©e M

publication date

  • November 2019