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dc.contributor.authorPietiläinen, Emilia
dc.contributor.authorKyröläinen, Heikki
dc.contributor.authorVasankari, Tommi
dc.contributor.authorSanttila, Matti
dc.contributor.authorLuukkaala, Tiina
dc.contributor.authorParkkola, Kai
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-07T06:14:45Z
dc.date.available2022-02-07T06:14:45Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationPietiläinen, E., Kyröläinen, H., Vasankari, T., Santtila, M., Luukkaala, T., & Parkkola, K. (2022). A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol for Using an Accelerometer-Smartphone Application Intervention to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health among Employees in a Military Workplace. <i>Methods and Protocols</i>, <i>5</i>(1), Article 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.3390/mps5010001" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.3390/mps5010001</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_104128538
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79637
dc.description.abstractPhysical activity is beneficial for improving health and reducing sick leave absences. This article describes a protocol for an intervention using an interactive accelerometer smartphone application, telephone counselling, and physical activity recordings to increase the physical activity of workers in the military and improve their health. Under the protocol, employees from six military brigades in Finland will be randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. The intervention group’s participants will use accelerometers to measure their daily physical activities and their quality of sleep for six months. They will receive feedback based on these measurements via a smartphone application. The intervention group’s participants will be encouraged to exercise for two hours per week during working hours, and to participate in telephone counselling. The control group’s participants will continue with their normal exercise routines, without the accelerometer or feedback. The participants of both groups will be measured at the baseline, after the intervention period, and six months after the end of the intervention. The measurements will include accelerometer recordings, biochemical laboratory tests, body composition measurements, physical fitness tests, and questionnaires on sociodemographic factors, physical activities, and health. The primary outcomes will indicate changes in physical activity, physical fitness, and sick leave absences. The findings will help to develop a straightforward and cost-effective model for supporting the health and working capabilities of employees in the military and other workplaces.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMethods and Protocols
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherintervention
dc.subject.otherphysical activity
dc.subject.otherphysical performance
dc.subject.otheraccelerometer
dc.subject.othermobile applications
dc.subject.othersick leave absences
dc.subject.otherhealth
dc.titleA Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol for Using an Accelerometer-Smartphone Application Intervention to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health among Employees in a Military Workplace
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202202071395
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntafysiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineExercise Physiologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2409-9279
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume5
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 the Authors
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysofyysinen kunto
dc.subject.ysomobiilisovellukset
dc.subject.ysotyöterveys
dc.subject.ysosotilashenkilöstö
dc.subject.ysointerventiotutkimus
dc.subject.ysosuorituskyky
dc.subject.ysofyysinen aktiivisuus
dc.subject.ysosairauspoissaolot
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7384
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p27414
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2891
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p788
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p32625
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p14041
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p23102
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p24142
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.3390/mps5010001
jyx.fundinginformationThe study was funded by the Finnish Defence Forces Centre for Military Medicine BR12768, 3813/01.03.00/2019, the National Defence Support Foundation of Finland TELI/2020, and the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim TELI/2018.


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