SENIORS USP (Seniors - Understanding Sedentary Patterns)

Lead Research Organisation: Glasgow Caledonian University
Department Name: Sch of Health and Life Sciences

Abstract

People who are physically active as they get older are more likely to remain healthy and independent, whatever their circumstances. High levels of sedentary behaviour are associated with poor health, regardless of how physically active a person is at other points in the day. Although older people spend more time sitting than other age groups, surprisingly little research attention has been devoted to either understanding in detail the link between sedentary behaviour and health or finding out what factors determine how active or sedentary older people are. We have assembled a team of researchers with a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience of working in collaboration with older people to try to unpick these important questions. Our team has been working with two large groups (cohorts) of older people living in and around Edinburgh (since 2004) and Glasgow (since 1987). These people have regularly completed questionnaires about various aspects of their lives and many of them have had detailed assessments of their physical fitness (including grip strength and lung function), their health and their cognitive function (including brain scans).

In the current study, we will ask 750 members of these cohorts to wear a small device for a week that will give us an accurate (objective) measurement of how active and sedentary they are over that period. We will compare our objective measurements with participants' own self-reported estimates of how active and sedentary they have been over the same period (using past cohort questions and current population survey questions) to identify the most accurate survey tool to use in the future. Using these data and the information about these peoples' daily life, activities and health collected during our cohort studies, we will investigate the relationship between previous individual, social and environmental factors and older people's current sedentary and activity levels. We will also examine the effect of being sedentary and largely inactive on a person's health. This will help us identify those people who are most at risk of becoming more sedentary and less active in later life. For example, there is some evidence from the Glasgow group that working class men may be particularly vulnerable to inactivity when they retire.

In addition, we will interview 48 of these cohort members (equal numbers of men and women of different ages and social class who are currently active or inactive) to understand: their views about being sedentary, what they do while they are sitting and how important these activities are to them. We will also ask them about their knowledge about sedentary behaviour and the links between being sedentary and ill health and ways older people might be encouraged to become less sedentary and the barriers that might stop them doing so. We will also understand how receptive different groups of older people (e.g. men vs. women) might be to suggestions about changing their sedentary activities.

Taken together, these views and understandings of the positive and negative aspects of being sedentary will help to design more effective interventions to encourage older people to become less sedentary and more physically active. We will publish and present our findings at international and national conferences and provide recommendations and workshops for professionals on how to develop and tailor support to encourage people to become more physically activity and less sedentary as they age. We will make use of the internet, social media and YouTube brief videos, produce leaflets and host meetings for a wide range of older people and organisations, giving our results and recommendations the best chance to make a positive impact on future research, policy and practice to improve the quality of life of older people.

Technical Summary

Prolonged sitting (sedentary behaviour) is an adverse health behaviour which predicts health risk, independent of other activity behaviours. Interventions aiming to reduce sedentary behaviour require knowledge about the determinants and long- and short-term effects of being sedentary. We will collect objective measures of current patterns of activity and sedentary behaviour (using activPal monitors) in 750 older people (in their 60s, 70s and 80s) from two large cohorts: the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study and the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. We will characterise the most sensitive objective and subjective ways of reporting activity behaviour. Cohort members have participated in a wide range of prior investigations (e.g. cognitive tests; questionnaires, including self-reported activity/sitting time; medical examinations; blood tests; brain scans). We will use these longitudinal data to investigate individual, social and environmental determinants of current activity/sedentary behaviours and identify which factors are associated with high risk of sedentary behaviour as people age. We will explore the consistency of associations across the cohorts, and the effect that activity/sedentary behaviour has on subsequent health outcomes. Within a selected subsample (n=48) we will investigate the meaning/relevance/importance of, and attitudes towards, sedentary behaviour. Collectively we aim to produce definitive data on: the determinants of sedentary behaviour; the health/cognitive outcomes of long-term inactivity; the views of older people on becoming less sedentary; and the potential benefits to an older person of sitting less or breaking periods of sedentary behaviour more frequently. We will provide recommendations for tailoring future interventions to change and report on older people's activity behaviour.

Planned Impact

Very few older adults reach the recommended levels of activity for health. In the UK, the estimated direct cost of physical inactivity to the NHS is £10 billion. Most health promotion initiatives have focussed on increasing levels of moderate physical activity or specific forms of exercising for health. Such initiatives could have substantial financial impact: The draft Scottish Charter for Physical Activity reports an economic benefit of £85.2 million if the number of inactive Scots was reduced by 1% each year for the next five years. However, new evidence suggests that too much sitting (sedentary behaviour) is a distinct health risk, independent of other physical activity behaviours and older people spend a great deal of their time sitting.

We aim to advance understanding of the life course determinants of patterns of sedentary and activity behaviour in older adults. We will do this by objectively measuring activity patterns in two large Scottish longitudinal cohorts (with a wide range of socioeconomic status, co-morbidities and age) and determining associations with detailed prior assessments of their physical fitness, health and cognitive function. We will determine the subsequent long term health outcomes of sedentary behaviour alongside older people's views of their own activity histories. This will enable us to impact on future intervention development, particularly in terms of 'who' should be targeted and 'how'. We will be able to inform researchers for future studies and population surveys of the best way to pose self-report questions to give valid and reliable responses, because we will be able to compare such questions with objectively measured activity patterns. This should allow a more accurate report of the activity of the older population and changes in activity over time for policy makers.

By exploring older people's views of the effects of sitting and of the potential strategies that could use to help motivate behaviour change, we will be able inform the design of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in older people. This research will provide useful information to inform guidelines and to inform providers in certain settings (eg. hospital wards) about desirable mobilisation support and encouragement. It will also provide evidence to support older people living independently to make informed changes (eg. standing in TV advert breaks).

The beneficiaries of this research will include older people, researchers, policy makers, service providers and health/social care/fitness professionals. We will train six researchers in new measurement techniques, statistical analysis of longitudinal data, qualitative methods and analyses, as well as dissemination and knowledge exchange strategies. We will work closely with our Dissemination Advisory Group, through reports, recommendations and the internet, to impact on the culture and practice with service providers and professionals working with older people in the NHS, social care, sheltered housing, residential care and the fitness industry and to engage with government as well as non-governmental, third sector and the commercial private sector. The team have strong links with both national and international organisations and initiatives dedicated to increasing physical activity amongst older people that would benefit from the knowledge gained and provision of practice oriented literature, webinars and short video clips to help change culture and knowledge in their areas of expertise. In short, this research has the potential to impact on the Nation's quality of life through encouraging changes in culture and practice, across all the potential beneficiaries, to reduce long periods of sedentary behaviour and move more often.
 
Description Functional Fitness MOT Training - BHF NCPAH, GCU, Later Life Training - changed resources to update on sedentary behaviour evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The Functional Fitness MOT (FFMOT) was a tool developed by Glasgow Caledonian University and Later Life Training in 2011 for the Glasgow Science Festival. It was developed into a training programme by the BHF NCPAH in 2013 as a direct response to their audit of leisure professionals and a lack of understanding of the different components of fitness. From Summer 2013 to summer 2014 the training has reached over 350 professionals across the UK. In May 2014 the materials were updated with information on advice to give older people about sedentary behaviour and effects on health and function and in particular the messages that professionals could give to older people to help break up prolonged periods of sitting. Since the rewrite of the resource another 130 professionals have been trained in the FFMOT with the updated information on sedentary behaviour. In the Impact Assessment of the FFMOT training, Pg 19 gives information on the project for people to find out more. Pg 7 shows that new information valued by the people in this training included the significance of breaking up sedentary behaviour.
URL http://www.bhfactive.org.uk/files/2396/MOT%20impact%20assessment.pdf
 
Description Reference Group Membership - Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Group leading on the Active and Healthy Ageing Action Plan 2014-2016 Scottish Government
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2014/04/launch-of-scotlands-active-and-heal...
 
Description Scottish Parliament Motion S4M-15125 Addressing sedentary behaviour in older people (Margaret McCulloch MSP) 2nd Dec 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx?SearchType=Advance&ReferenceNumbe...
 
Description Intervening on sedentary behaviour in older adults: from results to practice
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 10/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Title A novel compositional data analysis approach 
Description Seb Chastin (GCU) has led on this new approach to large data sets of activity behaviour. Although not using data collected through the MRC Seniors USP study (yet), the approach was developed to further understand the data that will be collected more rigorously (including accurate sleep time) in our study than in previous large datasets such as NHANES. The associations between time spent in sleep, sedentary behaviors (SB) and physical activity with health are usually studied without taking into account that time is finite during the day, so time spent in each of these behaviors are codependent. Therefore, little is known about the combined effect of time spent in sleep, SB and physical activity, that together constitute a composite whole, on obesity and cardio-metabolic health markers. Cross-sectional analysis of NHANES 2005-6 cycle on N = 1937 adults, was undertaken using a compositional analysis paradigm, which accounts for this intrinsic codependence. Time spent in SB, light intensity (LIPA) and moderate to vigorous activity (MVPA) was determined from accelerometry and combined with self-reported sleep time to obtain the 24 hour time budget composition. This novel method will be used, alongside traditional methods of analysing sedentary behaviour, to analyse the data gathered from the cohorts in the Seniors USP data to consider determinants of sedentary behaviour. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Requests from International Research Groups on further involvement with large existing datasets on physical activity and sedentary behaviour so they can re-analyse data with the compositional approach. This has led to the submission of a workshop to work with International Researchers on this topic at the World Congress of Active Ageing, Melbourne, Australia in June 2016. 
 
Title PrEPAID project - adapting Seniors USP activPAL and skin irritation SOPs. 
Description The PrEPAID project is adapting the Seniors USP activPAL and skin irritation SOPs (C04b, and B05). It has also adapted the Seniors USP diary to use as the PrEPAID sleep diary. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact PrEPAID grant information is: Seenan C, Brittenden J, Dall P, Abaraogu U, Godwin J, Stuart W, Tew G. Pain management and patient education for physical activity in Intermittent Claudication (PrEPAID): feasibility randomized controlled trial. Chief Scientists Office 2017-2019; £244,085.40 
 
Title Seniors USP Diary for use with activPAL to accurately report sleeping time 
Description The Seniors USP Diary was developed in order to provide an accurate method of self report of sleep time to be able to accurately record sedentary behaviour. This is necessary as without this the activPAL objective monitor will pick up if someone is lying down but not if they are asleep. If they spend time in bed reading or doing other tasks this should be documented as sedentary behaviour and if they are sleeping, as sleep time. The diary was developed by researchers at GCU but then amended following user group feedback (older people) and feedback from the Dissemination Advisory Group, so that ease of use and lack of ambiguity was ensured. The Diary allows people to easily record sleep times for 7 days and also has a section to record self reported sedentary behaviour yesterday (in the middle of the 7 days) and sedentary behaviour in the last week (last 7 days) so that self report can be accurately compared with objective monitoring. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The Diary has been marginally adapted for use in the EVERLAP Project (funded by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation). The PI Prof Frederike van Wijck has reported back on its ease of use in a large study with Stroke Survivors. 
 
Title Seniors USP Standard Operating Procedures for activPAL (sealing, placement, data downloading, adverse events) 
Description The Seniors USP Project spent a lot of time on detailed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the use of activPAL objective monitors within the two cohorts, especially as one cohort would have multiple research nurses doing home visits and collecting the data from the activPALs away from central support. The relevant SOPs are: B07 activPAL skin reaction; C04 use of activPAL; E05a Visual inspection of WP2 data - fieldworkers; and E05b Visual inspection of WP2 activPAL data - GCU. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These have since been used in the project EVERLAP (funded by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation, PI Prof Frederike van Wick). The PI has reported ease of use and ease of adaptation to suit her project. 
 
Title Seniors USP Training Slides for use of activPAL 
Description In order to ensure standardisation within the Twenty 07 cohort research nurses and the LBC1936 cohort research staff and research nurses on the use of the ActivPal with older people, a set of training slides were developed. These include information on charging and programming the monitors, sealing the monitors to make them waterproof, attaching and removing the monitors, downloading data, and conducting a brief visual inspection of the data. Additionally slides were prepared on potential adverse events (skin reaction), frequently asked questions by participants (how to answer them), and common pitfalls of use of the activPAL. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact An EU funded project EUROFIT (PI Prof Sally Wyke) requested use of the slides to be adapted for use in their training of their fieldworkers. 
 
Title Seniors USP diary 
Description The diary was developed as part of the Seniors USP study (improving upon previous versions developed within the research team), to allow self-reported record of time in bed, and time asleep. The objective measurement of sedentary time should not include time asleep, but determining this automatically from the objective outcome is currently not possible, therefore an accurate self-report of these items is essential. The diary therefore contributes to the data processing of, and reporting of, an outcome measure (time spent sitting). 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The diary developed as part of the Seniors USP project has been passed across to the EU funded EuroFIT project. The EuroFIT project requested use of the Seniors USP diary to use within their own project, and to remove the need for them to develop a diary tool independently. 
 
Description Seniors USP Collaboration Agreement between Research Institutions 
Organisation Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions on final research team contributions and financial implications to the Senior USP Project. All Workpackage Leads involved.
Collaborator Contribution Protocol agreements and roles and responsibilities, financial reporting and management structures.
Impact None as yet, project started in May 2014.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Collaboration Agreement between Research Institutions 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions on final research team contributions and financial implications to the Senior USP Project. All Workpackage Leads involved.
Collaborator Contribution Protocol agreements and roles and responsibilities, financial reporting and management structures.
Impact None as yet, project started in May 2014.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Collaboration Agreement between Research Institutions 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department University of Edinburgh, MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions on final research team contributions and financial implications to the Senior USP Project. All Workpackage Leads involved.
Collaborator Contribution Protocol agreements and roles and responsibilities, financial reporting and management structures.
Impact None as yet, project started in May 2014.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Collaboration Agreement between Research Institutions 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Discussions on final research team contributions and financial implications to the Senior USP Project. All Workpackage Leads involved.
Collaborator Contribution Protocol agreements and roles and responsibilities, financial reporting and management structures.
Impact None as yet, project started in May 2014.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Collaboration Agreement between Research Institutions 
Organisation University of Salford
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussions on final research team contributions and financial implications to the Senior USP Project. All Workpackage Leads involved.
Collaborator Contribution Protocol agreements and roles and responsibilities, financial reporting and management structures.
Impact None as yet, project started in May 2014.
Start Year 2014
 
Description 2x seminars at Dementia UK Annual Conference - 19-20/9/16 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2x seminars at Dementia UK Annual Conference, audience were Admiral nurses and dementia services
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Age UK Yorkshire Seminar - Bob Laventure - 4/10/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AGE UK Yorkshire Seminar. Mixed audience of professional and volunteer OPs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description All-island Obesity Action Forum: Health and Technology Presentation - 14/6/16 - Manon Dontje 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation. Mentioned the project and showed logo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC1 television series "Holding back the years" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bill Turnbull, star of BBC's Breakfast News TV, Strictly Come Dancing, Classic FM etc., came to the Psychology department on 23rd January 2017 with a BBC film crew to find out about the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 (LBC1936)/Disconnected Mind study.

BBC1 are planning a series in the Spring called 'Holding back the years'. Each programme will feature a celebrity revisiting a place that means a lot to them, and the programmes will have a focus on the processes of human ageing. Mr Turnbull was at the University of Edinburgh in the 1970's (he shared a flat with Gordon Brown for a term!), and so his programme is based here. It was natural that, to find out more about ageing, and with an Edinburgh locus, he and the BBC filming team visited the LBC1936. A busy afternoon's filming was filled with his interviewing LBC1936 Director Ian Deary, speaking with about a dozen of the LBC1936 participants, and seeing and taking part in some cognitive testing. Look out for the series, especially the Edinburgh-based Bill Turnbull programme in a few months' time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/node/340
 
Description BHFNC Training day for Functional Fitness MOT - Bob Laventure - 17/8/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BHFNC Training day for Functional Fitness MOT for employees in Recreation, exercise and health promotion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Briefing paper at ILC conference London - 9/11/16 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Briefing paper to chairs resulting in i6 standing ovations for different speakers throughout the day at ILC Conference London to Ageing, health and social care employees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop at the ISBNPA Conference, South Africa, June 2016 entitled "Measuring Sedentary Behaviour In an Intervention Context" led by Paul Gardiner and supported by Sebastien Chastin and Manon Dontje. Information provided on the 91% ActivPal return rate in Seniors USP to other researchers for future studies using objective monitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.isbnpa.org/files/annual_meetings/2016/08/31/19/attachments/57c72823e3fda.pdf
 
Description Conference presentation at Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual International Conference - 6/10/16 - Richard Shaw 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation at Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Annual International Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Control of Movement and Active Ageing Public Engagement Event - 21/6/16 - Carolyn Greig 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 min talk about sedentariness. Talked about the study and showed logo slide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cox - Seniors USP launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Cox SR (2014) Work Package 3: The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. Seniors USP Dissemination Group Launch Day, Glasgow, UK. May. (c.15 attendees).

This was an opportunity to share knowledge and plans for the MRC-funded Seniors USP study. It was attended by CCACE's collaborators and increased the opportunities for future collaborations and research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Edinburgh Speakers Festival - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The new Edinburgh Speakers Festival 2016 took place from 9th-11th September and our own CCACE Director was invited to be part of this year's prestigious line-up. Speakers covered a large variety of topics including cognitive ageing, devolution, politics, history, literature, fashion, Islam, capitalism, cycling, RBS, the Lockerbie bombing, whisky and women's equality, but all with a focus on Scotland. Ian's talk was entitled "Understanding Healthy Cognitive Ageing: Scotland's Unique Contribution" and took place on Saturday 10th September.

This is what Ian said about the event:

"Well" said Disconnected Mind Director Ian Deary, "That's the first time I have been on the same bill as Ken Livingstone and Ruth Davisdson! What an ecclectic programme." Ian spoke on healthy cognitive ageing to an audience at the Edinburgh Speakers Festival. Of course, the LBC1936's results were highlighted, with a focus on the likely protective factors for cognitive ageing. "There was a middle-aged finalist from this year's Brain of Britain Radio 4 show in the audience", said Ian, "so that was a good basis from which to explain how crystallised ability ages pretty well." As usual,the photos of Mr Scott and his brain images went down well with the enthusiastic attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/node/327
 
Description Healthy cognitive ageing - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Deary, I. J. (2016). Healthy cognitive ageing. University of the Third Age Science Group. Edinburgh UK, March.

Overview of general information on individual differences in human cognitive and brain ageing. Most examples taken from work on the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 and other cognitive ageing studies headed by Ian Deary at the University of Edinburgh. Followed by an extended question time raising additional points and ensuring understanding of the key messages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Healthy cognitive ageing and the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Deary, I. J. (2016). Healthy cognitive ageing and the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936. The Senior Fellows Club of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, UK, May.

Overview of general information on individual differences in human cognitive and brain ageing. Most examples taken from work on the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 and other cognitive ageing studies headed by Ian Deary at the University of Edinburgh. Followed by an extended question time raising additional points and ensuring understanding of the key messages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Healthy lifestyles and physical medicine themed evening (Y3 UG medical students, University of Birmingham) - 18/2/16 - Carolyn Greig 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talked about the study during a presentation on ageing and physical activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ISBNPA annual conference poster presentation - 10/6/16 - Manon Dontje 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation on Seniors USP. Approx. 10 actively engaged in conversations, and aprr 20 took copies - but maybe more - poster was up all day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ISBNPA annual conference poster presentation - 10/6/16 - Victoria Palmer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation of Seniors USP. 15 actively engaged in conversations or took copies - but maybe more - poster was up all day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Internal meeting at AGE UK Briefing - Iva Cukic - 28/7/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Internal meeting at AGE UK Briefing for an Age UK Research Advisor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote at British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology annual conference - 12/12/16 - Victoria Palmer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote on developing interventions in PA. Seniors USP mentioned especially for use of qualitative data at British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology annual conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote presentation at London sport older people prof forum - 17/1/17 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at London sport older people prof forum for those working in physical activity, health, leisure and recreation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LBC1936 reunion event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk informed participants of longitudinal cohort of forthcoming planned research (Seniors USP) in the next wave. It prompted some questions from cohort members. The reunion event was covered on regional (Scotland) news programmes that evening

The purpose of the reunion was to inform participants about the results of the study to that date. The purpose of my talk within the reunion was to encourage participants to wear an activity monitor, and Optional part of the next wave of study. Data collection for this wave has only just commenced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://news.stv.tv/east-central/272014-oaps-sit-same-test-for-eight-decades-at-university-of-edinbur...
 
Description Launch of Dynamic Office Seminar, GCU - 18/5/16 - Victoria Palmer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar regarding older adults' perspectives of sedentary behaviour
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture at Edinburgh Medical School Public lecture series - Iva Cukic - 7/12/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture at Edinburgh Medical School Public lecture series- Let's talk about health Lecture Series: Losing our minds: Can we stop our brains from ageing?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Lecture at Sport and exercise science at Sheffield Hallam University - 31/1/17 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture at Sport and exercise science at Sheffield Hallam University for 1st degree students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lothian Birth Cohort reunion April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A reunion for participants in the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 was held on April 17th 2014 in Edinburgh. Presentations were given by main Principal Investigators and study co-ordinator on the results of the study to date, and short presentations were given on offshoot studies including the 6-Day Sample study and the MRC-funded Seniors USP study from which Dr Philippa Dall presented. There was also a premiere of the film "The Living Brain" made by Anne Milne.

Participants enjoyed the day and were interested and engaged in the information presented. They were given the opportunity to ask questions towards the end of the day and a great range of questions were received and answered. Talks from the reunion are on YouTube http://youtu.be/v1v7mHGkkgI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://youtu.be/v1v7mHGkkgI
 
Description One day workshop / seminar for FF MOT Training event London - 13/9/16 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day workshop / seminar for FF MOT Training event London. Engaged OP and physical activity and active ageing professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Oral presentation for Mood, mobility and place: habitats for healthy ageing - 12/10/16 - Victoria Palmer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation for Mood, mobility and place: habitats for healthy ageing to Academics/practitioners (e.g. Age Scotland, BHF, Councils)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Penicuik University of the Third Age - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Penicuik U3A discuss healthy cognitive ageing
"It's always a good sign when they have to put out extra chairs," said Ian Deary, after his talk on 16th February to Penicuik's branch of the University of the Third Age. "They said they usually get 30-50 people, but I lost count after 60. It's great to see such enthusiasm for hearing about healthy cognitive ageing and the Lothian Birth Cohorts' contribution to that. I encouraged people in the audience to ask any questions as we went along, and they were good at that. However, there were lots more excellent questions and discussions at the end of the talk. They wanted to know the evidence about many things, including genetics, dementia, physical exercise, smoking, sleep and cognitive engagement. I was especially pleased, when I was having my tea and custard cream afterwards, when an audience member congratulated my team on demonstrating reverse causation for some potential factors in cognitive ageing!" We note that Ian cycled to and from Penicuik to give the talk, which we hope contributed a little towards keeping him sharp.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ccace.ed.ac.uk/node/342
 
Description Poster presentation at British Sociological Association - 07-09/9/16 - Victoria Palmer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at British Sociological Association for academics. Approx 10 actively engaged in conversation or took a copy of poster but poster was on display throughout the conference - it was also voted best poster at the conference!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Pre-retiremenmt training day in Edinburgh - 16/2/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-retiremenmt training day in Edinburgh for people 50 plus planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Pre-retirement training day in Glasgow - 2/2/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-retirement training day in Glasgow for people 50 plus planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Pre-retirement training day in Glasgow - 4/3/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-retirement training day in Glasgow for people 50 plus planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Pre-retirement training day in Livingston - 15/3/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-retirement training day in Livingston for people 50 plus planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Pre-retirement training day in Livingston - 8/3/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pre-retirement training day in Livingston for people 50 plus planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation and discussion at morningside workshop - 2/9/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at morningside for older men
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day - 16/8/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day for people over 50 planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day - 19/4/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day for people over 50 planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day - 24/3/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day for people over 50 planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day - 25/8/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day for Penicuik company employees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day - 29/4/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day for people over 50 planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day - 7/6/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at pre-retirement training day for people over 50 planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation and discussion at workshop for member group - 11/8/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at workshop for member group for older people in craft group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Bon Accore care services - Edith Macintosh - 13/9/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation at Bon Accore care services to NHS / social care staff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Voices for Choices conference - 2/6/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at Voices for Choices conference for people over 50 planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at pre-retirement training day and discussion - 9/8/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation at pre-retirement training day and discussion for people over 50 planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to the Scottish Senior Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Senior Alliance asked us to deliver a talk on sedentary behaviour to their members. As a result, they all shared that changing sedentary behaviour seem more achievable that engaging in exercise and that all older adult should be able to. A lot of question were asked about; how much the policy maker are aware of this research and how they could personally reduce their sedentary time. We delivered top-tips to achieve this.

hey requested further information and some of their members have become advisors on several of our research projects. We have had request for more information and tips.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Prof CPD Training for FFMOT Training day - 15/2/17 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof CPD Training for FFMOT Training day for mixed active ageing professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Prof CPD training at FFMOT Training Day - 16/2/17 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof CPD training at FFMOT Training Day for Sport and recreation professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Prof CPD training for FFMOT training day - 23/2/17 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof CPD training for FFMOT training day for physical activity and ageing network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar at Loughborough School of Sport and Exercise Sciences - 21/9/16 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar at Loughborough School of Sport and Exercise Sciences for Ageing and physical activity professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seniors USP Briefing Paper - Health Risks of Sedentary Behaviour, July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A briefing paper for the public on the health risks of sedentary behaviour was published online on the Seniors USP Project website. It was shared on Facebook and twitter to raise awareness of its existence. Over 400 unique visits to webpage with downloadable resources but we are not able to track how many downloaded it.

We have been asked to produce briefings on interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour through messages on Facebook and twitter as this was so clear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gcu.ac.uk/seniorsusp/resources/
 
Description Seniors USP Dissemination Activity - Age Scotland Calender 2015 - 80,000 printed and distributed across Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jenny Ackland, a member of the USP Dissemination Group, has managed to get some top tips (from the USP Briefing Sheets) into the January Top Tips for Looking After You.

None at present. Calender has just been issued to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.fionaodonnellmp.org/2014/11/06/parliamentarians-welcome-age-scotlands-2015-hot-tips-calen...
 
Description Seniors USP Dissemination Group Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Senior USP Project has a Dissemination Group which includes members of a wide variety of organisations, including charities, health and social care, NHS and older peoples organisations. The group met at the Project Start Up Meeting (see other reporting link) and will meet at 6 months intervals throughout the project lifetime (April 2014-Mar 2017).
The next meeting is the 12th November 2014.
Remit of the DAG: The Dissemination Advisory Group will:
• Ensure that the Project website and documentation is understandable to the wide variety of professionals and lay public it is aimed at
• Help advertise amongst their networks to ensure good attendance at the seminars and webinars proposed within the project and aimed at both professionals and older people [M3, M5, M20, M31 and M35]
• Feed into the two reports to the MRC on dissemination and impact of the project [M18, M36]
• Feed onto the Report to policy makers, national survey leads and academics on most accurate and sensitive self-report measures of SB to use in research and practice [M24]
• Feed into the Leaflets for older people and professionals working with older people on the effects of Sedentary Behaviour and advice on breaking patterns of Sedentary Behaviour [M35]
• Feed into the Final Summary Report of the research project to all participating cohort members, older volunteers and research partners [M36]
• Feed into the Intervention translational manual for researchers and professionals working with older people on lessons learned [M36].


The Dissemination Group gave invaluable feedback on dissemination routes within and outwith their organisations (for organisations see Project Meeting Start Up reporting). They also suggested changes to the Patient Information Sheets and the wording of the sedentary behaviour questions to be used in the project to ensure relevance and understanding in an older population. Changes to the patient information sheet and the questionnaires have been actioned as a result of this meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Group (Dawn Skelton, Edith Macintosh), Scottish Government 11th Nov 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dawn Skelton, Edith Macintosh and Bob Laventure are expert members of the Active and healthy ageing ref group for the Scottish Government and spoke to the group about the project and the briefing papers coming out, disseminated the website and the importance of encouraging reduction in sedentary behaviour not just increasing those that meet physical activity guidelines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Age Scotland (Jenny Ackland) Internal Management Meeting July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jenny Ackland, a member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, presented information on the Seniors USP project and also the health effects of sedentary behaviour to the CEO and Head Office Team at Age Scotland. The aim was to influence behaviour in the Age Scotland Head Office and to look at ways they could disseminate this information to the wider Age Scotland Team across Scotland and to the older people they work with. The discussed an Age Scotland Blog (which mostly goes to staff members of Age Scotland), an article in their quarterly magazine ADVANTAGE and regular posts on their Facebook and Twitter sites.

This and the blog led to a piece being written by Professor Skelton in the Winter Edition of ADVANTAGE (not out at time of this submission but in press). Future activity with Age Scotland is being planned. The talk has led to further discussion with the CEO Brian Sloan, who has now set up an "Active at Work" group within the Age Scotland offices with representation from each of the teams within the Age Scotland head office. We are currently in discussion about a Partnership Agreement between GCU and Age Scotland. The talk also led to an invitation to give 4 one hour sessions to all staff on the need for physical activity and avoidance of long periods of sitting, at work and with the people they work with (older people).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Age Scotland (Jenny Ackland) Pre-retirement Training - Dec 2014 - Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jenny Ackland and colleague Yolanda Strachan from Age Scotland speaks regularly at Pre-retirement training in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They have disseminated the project and the importance of avoiding long periods of sitting at events held to people, due to retire in the next 6 months, on the 3 Dec 2014; 15 Sept 2015; 1 Oct 2015; 13 Oct 2015; 24 Nov 2015; 1st Dec 2015; 8th Dec 2015; 15 Dec 2015: 2 Feb 2016; 16 Feb 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Age Scotland (Jeny Ackland) STUC Retired Members Conference 15th Apr 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Jenny Ackland spoke about Age Scotlands commitment to reducing sedentary behaviour in older people at the STUC retired members conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - All Scotland Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse Network Meeting (Anne Simpson), Glasgow, 1st Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Anne Simpson, National Osteoporosis Society and a member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, spoke at this meeting to specialist osteoporosis nurses about sedentary behaviour and the Seniors USP project.

Specialist nurses reported a better understanding of the effects of sedentary behaviour and plan to integrate this into their discussions with people diagnosed with Osteoporosis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NC PAH Keynote Presentation (Bob Laventure) to Hampshire Adult Social Care Conference, 17th July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Bob Laventure, BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, and a member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, presented the Keynote at this Social Care Conference and focussed in on sedentary behaviour in the older people they work with, including mention of the project and the briefing document produced.

Bob Laventure has asked that the project produce further briefing papers for him to disseminate to Social Care Professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NC PAH Keynote Presentation (Bob Laventure) to Physical Activity and Ageing - moving in the right direction? conference, Cardiff, 2nd Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 90 Welsh professionals attended this Public Health Wales conference on physical activity in older people. Bob Laventure, part of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, presented on new insights into physical activity in older people and the main messages was reducing sedentary behaviour, with mention of the Seniors USP project.

Continued BHF NC PAH activity in disseminating the project and the health effects of sedentary behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.physicalactivityandnutritionwales.org.uk/events.cfm?orgid=740&id=8415
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NC PAH Presentation (Bob Laventure) to Public Health England Older People Round Table Reference Group, 21st July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bob Laventure, BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, and a member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, presented information on the project, on the health effects of sedentary behaviour and on the research interventions on reducing sedentary behaviour time at Public Health England's Stakeholder Meeting within the Older Peoples Round Table Reference Group. Approximately 20 people (organisations) are part of the reference group shaping Public Health England's future agenda.

None as yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) AGILE Physiotherapy Training Days (x5) Sept 2015-Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AGILE (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) CPD training day delivered by Bob Laventure on Functional Fitness and included an interactive discussion on the importance of mobilisation of patients in hospital (to avoid sedentary behaviour) and the messaging that physiotherapists give patients about being active. Also lots of discussion about determinants of sedentary behaviour and the need for physiotherapists to have the discussion about long periods of sitting with their patients. This training day has been run in 5 regions across the UK and has reached over 125 physiotherapists who work with older people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) Age Scotland Conference 19th Nov 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Bob Laventure spoke at the Age Scotland Conference about the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour on health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) CPD training for Sheffield Physical Activity Team 20th Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bob Laventure gave a workshop at the CPD training for Sheffield Local Authority Physical Activity Team and mentioned the project and the need to encourage reduction of prolonged periods of sitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) East Midlands Older Peoples Forum 22nd Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bob Laventure spoke at the East Midlands Older People's forum about the importance of breaking up prolonged sitting to health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) Excel 2000 Training Days 24/25 Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bob Laventure gave workshops at the Excel 2000 CPD days on Functional Fitness and the importance of reducing prolonged sitting as well as getting people to meet physical activity guidelines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) Extra Care Annual Conference 16th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on sedentary behaviour and the project to the Extra Care Annual Conference in Birmingham. Questions centred around methods to encourage older people in the care sector to move more often and the necessity of staff to understand the importance of avoiding prolonged periods of sitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) Functional Fitness MOT Training for Physical Activity Professionals across UK - variety of dates 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Functional Fitness MOT workshop training for health and social care professionals in Birmingham, Rochdale, Edinburgh, Gosforth, Scunthorpe (over 150 people) which include updated information on reducing sedentary behaviour and MRC Seniors USP Briefings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) Shropshire County Ageing Well Conference 28th Nov 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bob Laventure spoke at the Shropshire County Ageing Well Conference about the importance of breaking up prolonged sitting and the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) and Care Inspectorate (Edith Macintosh) Go For Gold Network Meeting 1 July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Go For Gold Network is a Scotland Wide network of Care Homes interested in increasing physical activity in care homes. On an annual basis they run events (physical activity) that raise awareness of the importance of activity irrespective of age or health. At this learning session the importance of breaking up prolonged sitting and the emerging briefings from the Seniors USP Project were discussed and the briefings shared. This network is growing in size year on year and they have a Facebook page that disseminates information and twice yearly newsletters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=go%20for%20gold%20challenge%20network
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) and Care Inspectorate (Edith Macintosh) Go For Gold Network Meeting 18th Nov 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Go For Gold Care Home Inspectorate learning event in Perth. Professionals and care home staff from across Scotland attend. Dissemination about the importance of mobilising residents as often as possible for health benefits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BU (Carolyn Greig) - University of the Third Age Sutton Coldfield 9th Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Carolyn Greig spoke to the local University of the 3rd Age (Sutton Coalfield - Older people) and there was a lot of interest in the idea of breaking sedentary behaviour as a way of increasing physical activity and maintenance of health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - BU (Carolyn Greig) RSM Exercise as Medicine Conference 20 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Carolyn Greig spoke at the Royal Society of Medicine 'Exercise as Medicine' conference in London about the Seniors USP project and sedentary behaviour in older people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Care Inspectorate (Edith Macintosh) Mid Lothian Dementia Event 10th Dec 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mid Lothian dementia friendly team meeting run by the Care Inspectorate. Edith Macintosh discussed the need for all patients, including those with dementia, to be encouraged to break up long periods of sitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Care Inspectorate (Edith Macintosh) Regional Dementia Event 20 Nov 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Regional dementia event with care inspectorate, Aberdeenshire. Edith Macintosh spoke about the importance of breaking prolonged periods of sedentary behaviour to health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Care Inspectorate (Edith Macintosh) Regional Falls Event 22 Jan 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Regional event Stornoway Isle of Lewis run by Care Inspectorate. Edith Macintosh discussed sedentary behaviour and the role professionals have to play in helping older people mobiles more often.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Care Inspectorate (Edith Macintosh) Regional Falls Event for Care Workers 4th Aug 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture and informal chat about mobilising older people in their own homes and the roles of the care workers - USP and breaking up sedentary behaviour discussed in depth with ideas for action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Care Inspectorate Presentation (Edith MacIntosh) at Care Home, Perth, 16 July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Edith MacIntosh, Care Inspectorate and member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, presented a talk at a Care Home in Perth about the need to break up long periods of sitting and be more active. The audience was a mix of staff, residents and family members at the Care Home.

Family members in particular commented on the new information and discussed with Edith MacIntosh how they might encourage their family members to move more often. Apparently the Care Home Manager now has an App that makes him get up once and hour and walk about the care home encouraging others to get up and walk with him.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Care Inspectorate Presentation (Edith MacIntosh) at East Dumbartonshire Care Home Forum, 26th June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Edith MacIntosh, Care Inspectorate and member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, presented a talk at this Forum (30 independent sector health and social care professionals) on the Seniors USP project and the health effects of prolonged sitting.

Discussion about future activity within the forum to highlight sedentary behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Care Inspectorate Presentation (Edith MacIntosh) at Falls Learning Events in Scotland, 10th and 13th June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Edith MacIntosh, Care Inspectorate and member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, presented at two Scottish regional Falls Learning Events (Highlands and Dumfries and Galloway) about a physical activity resource she has been involved with. Sedentary behaviour health effects and the project were mentioned as part of these talks.

Raising awareness of sedentary behaviour amongst health professionals with a specific remit to reduce falls in Scotland. Many discussions about how sedentary behaviour is related/associated with falls.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Care Inspectorate Presentation (Edith MacIntosh) at Mealmore Care Home, Dundee, 3 July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Edith MacIntosh, Care Inspectorate and member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, gave a talk at the Mealmore Care Home in Dundee to approximately 100 staff, residents and family members on the project and the value of residents moving more often.

Discussion after the talk on ways in which the home could facilitate the breaking up of long periods of sitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Care Inspectorate Presentation (Edith MacIntosh) at NAPA Scottish Conference, 18th June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Edith MacIntosh, Care Inspectorate and member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, gave a presentation at NAPA (National Association of Providers of Activity) Scottish Conference to 70 social care professionals. As part of a wider talk on a physical activity resource she discussed sedentary behaviour and mentioned the project.

There has been some discussion on the local auditing of the physical activity resource and whether there will be an indicator of encouraging the breaking up of prolonged periods of sitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) 16th International falls and Postural Stability Conference, London 11th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dawn Skelton presented a talk on Whats New in Falls Research and included new research on sedentary behaviour and deleterious effects on bone health and other potential determinants of sedentary behaviour that are shared with falls risk. The audience is mainly healthcare practitioners that work with frailer older people (who sit the longest) and there was a discussion about the need for regular mobilisation of patients to avoid the message that sitting for long periods is normal. The evaluation feedback from the conference included many comments about the new information on sedentary behaviour and their willingness to change practice to encourage older people to sit less.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/118412
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) National Institute of Health Research Ageing Speciality Conference 27th Feb 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dawn Skelton spoke at the NRS Ageing specialty meeting on Avoiding Waste in research and the involvement of the two cohorts of older people within the Seniors USP Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) Pre-retirement Training 6 Nov 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dawn Skelton spoke at some Pre- retirement training delivered by Age Scotland in Edinburgh. Discussion about avoiding prolonged sitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) RCP International Course in Medicine of the Older Adult, 26 May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dawn Skelton spoke at this event for Geriatricians from around the world, on sedentary behaviour and ways in which Geriatricians could inspire both older people and the health practitioners they work with to encourage physical activity promotion in their older patients. There was a voting system in place in the conference and the Geriatricians voted Dawn Skeltons talk the presentation which gave them most new insight to encourage them to change practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) ROAR Reaching Older Adults in Renfrew AGM 1st Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact ROAR (Reaching Older Adults in Renfrew) Annual General Meeting. Dawn Skelton was invited to join the Board of Trustees following her work with ROAR in helping their older residents (befriending services) move more often. A presentation on the importance of breaking up sedentary behaviour was followed by lots of discussion amongst the audience (mostly older people) and they gave many suggestions for ways in which ROAR can continue their training of the befriending volunteers to help people move more often.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) Scottish Parliamentary Cross Party group on MSK conditions 30 Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dawn Skelton spoke at the Scottish Parliamentary Cross Party group on Musculoskeletal conditions (30th Sept 2015), facilitated by Anne Simpson of the National Osteoporosis Society. The presentation was specifically about the potential harm we are causing older people by our health professionals not focussing on mobility in care and hospital settings. There were three MSPs in attendance and representation from Arthritis UK and other MSk and Ageing Charities. As a result there was a motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament by Margaret McCulloch on the 2nd Dec 2015 Addressing sedentary behaviour in older people (Motion S4M-15125) which specifically mentions the MRC Seniors USP Project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) Talk to MSc Students University of Birmingham 1st Nov 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Msc Human Sports Sciences, University of Birmingham had a lecture and discussion on sedentary behaviour in older people including the determinants of sedentary behaviour and the ways in which the MRC project was gathering data. There was a lot of debate about methods of collecting data and analysing determinants (especially the correlated determinants) and one MSc student decided to change his dissertation topic in light of this discussion. He also spoke to Dawn Skelton and his MSc supervisor at Birmingham about being interested in pursuing his PhD in the topic of sedentary behaviour and older adults.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) University of Manchester Staff and Student Seminar 16th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dawn Skelton spoke at a University of Manchester External Seminar which was open to staff, students and the public. The talk was on the effects of sedentary behaviour in old age and there was a lot of discussion afterwards about how the determinants and potential interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in older people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) Wales Exercise is Medicine Conference, Cardiff, 31st Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dawn Skelton spoke about sedentary behaviour and the Seniors USP project at this conference. Afterwards some dozen people asked questions about how they could intervene on prolonged periods of sitting with older people with co-morbidities. The conference evaluation showed that the audience found the talk inspiring and would make efforts to engage with frailer older people with the message to break up prolonged periods of sitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Dawn Skelton) and BHF NCPAH (Bob Laventure) Canadian Physiotherapy Webinar Functional Fitness MOT, 18th Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Live Webinar (Adobe Connect) to Physiotherapists in Alberta, Canada. One and a half hours on functional fitness, physical activity and sedentary behaviour. The webinar had 90 physiotherapists attend live and it is available for viewing on demand after the event. The questions concentrated around ways in which physiotherapists can help older people start the journey to being more active, including breaking long periods of sitting. At the end of the webinar, the organiser, Leanne Loranger, has requested that Dawn and Bob visit Calgary or Edmonton later in the year to provide a day long seminar covering sedentary behaviour and functional fitness. The evaluations were positive and indicated a change in attitudes and knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU (Philippa Dall) ISBNPA Conference 6th June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given at the Conference of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity in Edinburgh on measurement of sedentary behaviour and its context within the MRC Seniors USP Project. Many questions were asked about sleep time and other logistics about accurate sedentary behaviour measurement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU Annual Research Celebration 6th June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We set up a stall on the Seniors USP project which had activities to promote thinking about sedentary behaviour, context and reason. Over 100 external public and professionals attended, and a similar number of internal colleagues throughout the university. We had a set of over 100 photographs of people sitting and asked people to tag the images with what they thought people were doing (reading, leisure, games, self care, transport etc) and where they were (indoors, outdoors, home, work) and who they were with (family, colleagues at work, alone etc). All these tagged images (over 500 throughout the day) were added to the Folksonomy on Sedentary Behaviour that we are gathering. We provided a brief précis of the Seniors USP study.

We made links with further organisations working with older people for dissemination activity (eg. ROAR, Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gcu.ac.uk/researchday/healthylives/
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GCU Shaping the Future of Health Research Event, 6th June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This morning event explored and consolidated GCU's relationships with the third sector (e.g. voluntary organisations) with regard to research. The Seniors USP project was presented as part of the Healthy Ageing Research Group projects and where future work could link closely with third sector partners and the public. In total, over 50 representatives from National and Local Charities attended.

Discussions with Paths for All (Walk Leaders), AgeScotland and two small social enterprises working with older people on where we could look for future funding in relation to getting older people moving more often and starting with reducing total sitting time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GU (Richard Shaw) MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Internal Conference 20th Jan 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 35 members of staff from Glasgow and other MRC/CSO Units came together for an update on their work and working practices. This Sedentary Behaviour project was presented and also the training and data analyses involved. The unit now has other projects measuring sedentary behaviour and so this dissemination raised a lot of discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - GU (Victoria Palmer) PAHRC Seminar 28th Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar given at the Edinburgh Physical Activity and Health Research Centre about the gathering of qualitative data to look at reasons for sedentary behaviour and ways in which older people think that interventions should be delivered from the interviews within the Seniors USP project. Lots of debate about the importance of relaxation and social engagement, cultural influences and views from older people about the necessity of time to rest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - ISBNPA Satellite Meeting Consensus Workshop on Determinants of Sedentary Behaviour run by GCU Seb Chastin 8th/9th June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seb Chastin hosted this workshop on behalf of the DEDIPAC EC Consortium and the MRC Seniors Project. He brought together 60 physical activity and sedentary behaviour experts (researchers) from across the world and UK policy makers and organisations working with physical activity for a two day consensus workshop on which determinants of sedentary behaviour should be mapped onto a taxonomy of sedentary behaviour for future research and presentation of data for future meta-analysis. This workshop involved an interactive voting system and a series of debates and at the end of the two days, all potential determinants (over 300 found in literature and a previous survey of experts) into groups of determinants for ease of mapping onto the taxonomy. Final agreement was reached and a research paper is being finalised. This will be published in a peer review journal and presented at future conferences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - National Osteoporosis Society Staff Briefing Day (Anne Simpson), Bath, 24th July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anne Simpson, National Osteoporosis Society, and a member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, presented the project as an agenda item at the Annual Staff Briefing Programme for the National Osteoporosis Society at their Head Office in Bath. Approximately 50 members of staff from across the UK attended.

Discussion about how breaking up long periods of sitting would help staff health and how this information could be disseminated to people living with Osteoporosis, particularly in light of a recent publication by Skelton and Chastin (Seniors USP Team) on bone health and sedentary behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Presentation to Cross Party Group for Older People, Scottish Government (Jenny Ackland, Age Scotland) 10th Dec 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jenny Ackland and colleague Yolanda, presented the work of Age Scotland and their links with the MSC Seniors USP project and the value of reducing sedentary behaviour, including the inclusion into Age Scotlands printed calendar. They handed out the Seniors USP Briefings on Health Risks of Sedentary Behaviour and Top Tips to reduce sedentary behaviour to all 30 attendees, including MSPs, other third sector organisations and patient group representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Scotland National Osteoporosis Society (Anne Simpson) Western Isles Event 6th May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anne Simpson gave a talk about reducing sedentary behaviour and potential effects on bone health at the NOS/NHS Western Isles falls fractures and osteoporosis study day for health and socal care professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Scottish Social Services Council (Diane Woods) Internal Management Meeting, 1st August 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) disseminated the USP project and briefing sheets on their website (reaching 190,000 social care workers in Scotland, tweeted (reaching 2275 followers) and put messages on facebook (1163 followers). Comments back suggested people would attend the webinar and they were interested in the briefings.

Attendance at the webinar in Aug and at the seminar in Nov.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sssc.uk.com/search?query=sedentary+behaviour
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Scottish Social Services Council (Diane Woods) Internal Management Meeting, 9th June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Diane Woods, Scottish Social Services Council and member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, presented the Seniors USP project and the effects of sedentary behaviour on the health of older people at an Internal Management Meeting (Development and Planning Team Meeting) in Dundee to 30 lead SSSC staff members.

Activity on SSSC website promoting webinars and seminars from the Seniors USP Team. Lots of discussion, including requests for standing desks in the offices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - Scottish Social Services Council (Diane Woods) Joint SSSC and Scottish Care Dementia Working Group, 19th June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lots of discussion about how to break up sedentary behaviour safely and one to one contact with David Rennie, CEO of Scottish Care and Davina Davidson, Head of the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland.

David Rennie, Scottish Care CEO, and Davina Davidson, CCPS, have joined the Seniors USP Dissemination Group to ensure strong links with the project and the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - UoE (Gillian Mead) Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Edinburgh 25th May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact inaugural lecture given by Professor Gillian Mead (Stroke Consultant at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary) covered her work over the years including her work within the Seniors USP project and the importance of breaking prolonged sitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Engagement Activity - UoE (Ian Deary) Disconnected Mind Newsletters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The University of Edinburgh send out a quarterly magazine, The Disconnected Mind, to the cohort members of LBC36. Each issue since the start of the MRC Seniors USP project has included a paragraph on the progress of the project and in due course will start updating the cohort members on the results and papers published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Seniors USP Expert Advisory Group Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The Seniors USP project has an International Expert Advisory Panel which meets annually (in person or by teleconference) to aid decision making of the Seniors USP Co-investigator Team. The Expert Advisory Team are made up of X international academic experts in Sedentary Behaviour (older people. adults and children) - Professor Neville Owen (Australia); Professor I-Min Lee (USA); Professor Jim Sallis (USA) and Dr Paul Gardiner (Australia). Terms of Reference have been issued and the first face to face meeting occurred in Rio at the 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health - April 9th 2014.

Remit of the EAG: The Expert Advisory Group will ensure: External scrutiny of the project; Expert requested advice over Sedentary Behaviour and health outcomes and behaviour change; Suggestions as to international opportunities for dissemination

The Expert Advisory Panel gave some recommendations on the content of the sedentary behaviour self report questions and timing of questions in line with the objective monitoring. They also gave feedback on other questions being asked of the older people in the two cohorts on social, environmental and cultural determinants of sedentary behaviour. These have been implemented into the final set of questionnaires agreed by ethics for the two cohorts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Internal Management Group Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Seniors USP Project has monthly Internal Management Group Meetings in order to make decisions based on the project outcomes and impact. This includes the preparation of ethics, the day to day running of the recruitment and the standard operating procedures, training needs of the research team and general project management. The WorkPackage Leads attend this teleconference on a monthly basis (or send a replacement) and reports are presented and actions taken as appropriate.

Remit of the IMG: The Internal Management Group will ensure: ?overall project co-ordination, ?research governance (cohorts and study SOPs), ?ethics requirements are met and recorded, ?integration between workpackages, ?timely completion of objectives ?timely reporting to MRC, ?timely feedback on submitted publication protocols and manuscripts ?and risk analysis of non-completion. The IMG also have overall responsibility for: ?Content and invites for the Start Up Meeting [M2] ?Project Website contents (with Dissemination Advisory Group - DAG) ?Content and invites for the Seminars and Webinars planned (with DAG) [M3, M5, M20, M31, M35] ?Content of Six monthly and Annual reports to MRC [M7, M13, M19, M25, M31, M37] ?Reports on dissemination and impact to MRC (with DAG) [M18, M36] ?Report to policy makers, national survey leads and academics on most accurate and sensitive self-report measures of SB to use in research and practice (with DAG) [M24] ?Leaflets for older people and professionals working with older people on the effects of SB and advice on breaking patterns of SB (with DAG) [M35] ?Final Summary Report of the research project to all participating cohort members, older volunteers and research partners (with DAG) [M36] ?Intervention translational manual for researchers and professionals working with older people on lessons learned (with DAG) [M36]

Dates of Meetings (agenda and minutes available):
26 June 2014; 31 July 2014; 28 August 2014; 25 September 2014; 30 October 2014; 27 November 2014;
3 Feb 2015; 4 March 2015; 2 April 2015; 29 April 2015; 28 May 2015; 2 July 2015; 31 July 2015; 1 Oct 2015; 4 Nov 2015
7 Jan 2016; 18th Feb 2016


Smooth project management and updating of project team of all aspects of project management and dissemination in a timely manner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Seniors USP Media - AGILITY (CSP professional journal) Summer 2014 Edition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We submitted a short piece to AGILITY - AGILE is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is for therapists working with older people. This one page article introduced the health effects of sedentary behaviour on older people and asked the question whether physiotherapists were giving consistent messages about breaking up of long periods of sitting and moving more often. It also introduced the Seniors USP project. The readership of AGILITY is 600 physiotherapists working with older people in the UK.
Only old issues are available online, however a URL to the home page of the journal is given below.

This brief piece led to a request from Agility Editor to write a longer piece and explain a bit more about the project. This longer article is due for the Winter Edition 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://agile.csp.org.uk/agility-journal
 
Description Seniors USP Media - AGILITY (CSP professional journal) Winter 2014 Edition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As a result of the shorter article in the Summer Edition of AGILITY (Seniors USP Media - AGILITY (CSP professional journal) Summer 2014 Edition) we have submitted a longer 1500 word piece with references for the Winter Edition. The readership of AGILITY is 600 physiotherapists working with older people.

None as yet as not yet published (submitted as part of this years impact report will be updated at next reporting period)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://agile.csp.org.uk/agility-journal
 
Description Seniors USP Media - Age Scotland Advantage Magazine - Sitting Less article (Dawn Skelton) Jan 2015 Edition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dawn Skelton wrote an article for older people in the Age Scotland Advantage Magazine. This followed up activity by Jenny Ackland (Age Scotland) on their webpages, blog and social media. The magazine has a very large reach (over 5000 paper copies distributed and online) but does not document impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://issuu.com/agescotland/docs/advantage_winter_2014_-_issue_42_we
 
Description Seniors USP Media - Age Scotland Online Blog (Jenny Ackland) Webpages Sept 2014 - Sedentary Behaviour - What "sit" all about? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jenny Ackland, one of Age Scotland's Allied Health Professionals, talks us through the research and why, even with a background in health, she was surprised by just how much of an impact sedentary behaviour can have on our physical and mental wellbeing. She highlighted the Seniors USP project and encouraged Age Scotland workers to sit less and be more active as well as encouraging the older people they work with to do the same.
This stimulated the invitation to write a piece for ADVANTAGE, the quarterly Age Scotland Magasine for older people - due out in the Winter Edition 2014.

Age Scotland office staff have been sitting for less time and incorporating more standing work opportunities. Age Scotland have suggested that the first step is just to take notice of the amount of sitting that the staff all do in a working day and think about how they can be more active. They suggested making a point of standing up when they answer the phone or have standing or walking meetings.
One Team member was particularly enthusiastic - from the Men in Sheds Team - and encouraged the Men in her scheme to create a Standing Desk for Jenny, which she now uses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://agescotland.wordpress.com
 
Description Seniors USP Media - Age Scotland Website Page - Sitting Less (Jenny Ackland) Jan 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Age Scotland now have a page dedicated to awareness for older people about sedentary behaviour -Sit Less. It mentions the Seniors USP project and links to the Seniors USP top tips for breaking sedentary behaviour and other useful resources. A few emails have been received from older people thanking Age Scotland for the information.
- Since the Sit Less page was published online, it has been viewed 366 times.
- The average time users spend on the page is 3min 22secs (+50.27% higher than the Age Scotland website average of 2min 15 sec).
- The page has been printed 250 times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/health-wellbeing/keeping-healthy/sit-less/
 
Description Seniors USP Media - Alliance Scotland - Dementia Carers Voices at the Centre Newsletter, Aug/Sept 2014 - New Briefing on Sedentary Behaviour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Alliance Scotland are members of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group and in their Aug/Sept Edition of their newsletter Dementia Carers Voices they did a piece on the public briefing document (see Engagement Activities) in their newsletter (pg 3).

Some of the carers have registered to attend the Seminar on the 12th Nov at GCU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=0CFoQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww...
 
Description Seniors USP Media - Article (Edith MacIntosh) in College of Occupational Therapist Specialist Section on Older People Newsletter, October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Edith MacIntosh, member of the Seniors USP Dissemination Group, wrote a piece in the COTSSOP newsletter (Oct) on sedentary behaviour, older people and the Seniors USP project.

Local OTs in Glasgow have got in touch to attend the Seniors USP Seminar on the 12th Nov 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Media - BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health Webpages Oct 2014 - Sitting and Health...New Insights 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact See below, increased registrations for Seminar and views of Webinar

Following this article there was an increase in people registering for the Seminar on the 12th Nov and also an increase in views of the online Webinar (free On Demand Access).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bhfactive.org.uk/older-adults-projects-item/493/index.html
 
Description Seniors USP Media - GCU Webpages July 2014 - Prolonged sitting labelled new public health enemy as study begins 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Online piece from Media Office at GCU. On GCU website so openly available to the public.

This raised awareness within the University of the Seniors USP Project and brought in approximately ten enquiries from the public who wanted to be part of the research. We are working with defined cohorts of older adults in this research so instead offered the ability for them to join our Research Database (has ethical approval) for future projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gcu.ac.uk/newsroom/news/article/index.php?id=92211
 
Description Seniors USP Media - Go for Gold Challenge Newsletter, Care Inspectorate and BHF NCPAH, Summer Edition, 2014 - Understanding Sedentary Patterns or 'Chair Beware?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An article written in the Go For Gold Challenge Newsletter from the Care Inspectorate, Scotland and the BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health. This brief piece (pg 6) explained the need for residents to be encouraged to break long periods of sitting and be more active and introduced the project to care home managers and residents. The article was written by two colleagues within the Seniors USP Dissemination Group.

Edith MacIntosh (one of the authors) has reported more interest from care home managers on how they can get their residents to break up long periods of sitting. The Head of Inspections for the Care Inspectorate, Dr Robert Peat has been in touch interested in quality standards for activity in care homes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDkQFjAA&url=ht...
 
Description Seniors USP Media - Radio Interview (Dawn Skelton) BBC Commonwealth Voices, 25th July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contacted by Ian Hamilton, BBC Radio, after he heard about the Seniors USP project. He invited me to speak on the Pop Up Radio Station for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I was on the show for over 45 minutes and linked in the project with other information for the public on health effects of sedentary behaviour and of potential ways to improve health by moving more often and the UKs physical activity guidelines for health.

Regular invitations from BBC Scotland and Radio programmes to be available for comment on issues to do with physical activity, ageing and sedentary behaviour. These have not been noted in impacts as are often 5 minutes or less and no way of noting impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gcu.ac.uk/seniorsusp/inthenews/interviews/
 
Description Seniors USP Media - Scottish Seniors Alliance Annual Conference (Agnes Mcgroarty) 31 Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A copy of the Seniors USP Briefing Health Risks of Sedentary Behaviour was added to handouts at the Scottish Seniors Alliance Annual Conference (which include older people, organisations) and members of the Scottish Older Peoples Assembly within the Scottish Government).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Media - Scottish Seniors Alliance Newsletter (Agnes Mcgroarty) Aug 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A copy of the Seniors USP Briefing Health Risks of Sedentary Behaviour was added to the Newsletter sent out to the 500 members of the Scottish Seniors Alliance (which include older people, organisations) and members of the Scottish Older Peoples Assembly within the Scottish Government).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seniors USP Media - The Scotsman - 2nd Nov 2014 - 'Stand up more' warning from Scots scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newspaper article in The Scotsman - Readership 104,000

Approximately a dozen requests for more information by email and post from the public. Contact made by another sedentary behaviour project running in England who had read the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/stand-up-more-warning-from-scots-scientists-1-3467809
 
Description Seniors USP Pre-project Co-investigator Meetings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact These pre-project meetings clarified roles, introduced the team to each other, discussed the Expert Advisory Panel and the invitations to the Dissemination Group. All co-investigators attended.
Meeting dates: 18th Sept 2013; 3rd March 2014;

Better understanding of the project and strong encouragement for dissemination activities and noting impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Project Start Up Meeting - 14th and 15th May 2014, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The aim of this Start Up Meeting was to introduce the Seniors USP research team to the External Partners of our Dissemination Advisory Group. 26 people attended this meeting, including External Partners from the following organisations:
Scottish Seniors Alliance (and Scottish Older Peoples Assembly)
British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health
Care Inspectorate
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Healthy Working Lives) and NHS Forth Valley (AHP Research and Dev)
Scottish Social Services Council
Scottish Care
National Osteoporosis Society
Alliance Scotland (Health and Social Care Alliance)
Age Scotland
Scottish Government (CMO office and Co-production and Community Capacity Building)
British Geriatrics Society
Universities - Prof Gail Mountain, Prof Carol Tannahill
The second day concentrated on dissemination, the role of the Group in terms of raising awareness, helping the research team with advice on wording of questionnaires and information sheets for the older people in the cohorts.


Considerable future activity to raise awareness in the different organisations of the health effects of prolonged sitting - blogs and articles requested for magazines and newsletters. Members reported a better understanding of the research pathway to the outcomes we expected from this project (particularly the seniors and care organisations).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gcu.ac.uk/seniorsusp/meetingspresentations/projectstart-upmeeting/
 
Description Seniors USP Seminar - 12th November 2014 at Glasgow Caledonian University (Free Access) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 105 people attended this event (this activity added a few days before the event for reporting purposes). Running from 1.30pm-5pm this Seminar covered new research (by the team) on the health effects of sedentary behaviour, the context of sedentary behaviour and thoughts on sedentary behaviour in particular in care and hospital settings for patients and residents. Registrations were from across Scotland so many people travelled. We had speakers from the team and also external speakers (Care Inspectorate, BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health, Professor of Gerontology, Trondheim University, Norway).
It has also been disseminated through the College of Occupational Therapists as a formal learning opportunity - http://ilod.cot.org.uk/formal_learning/opportunity/?formal_id=4628
and the British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health as a recommended event to attend -
http://www.bhfactive.org.uk/older-adults-projects-item/493/index.html
and the Scottish Social Services Council as a recommended event to attend -
http://www.sssc.uk.com/policy-news-and-events/the-latest-from-sssc/events/non-sssc-events/12-sedentary-behaviour-and-health?layout=table
and Scottish Care also have disseminated it-
http://www.scottishcare.org/news/sitting-and-its-effect-on-health--free-seminar-12th-november/
PalTechnologies (ActivPal) have also tweeted regularly - https://twitter.com/paltechnologies
The Joint Improvement Team (JIT scotland) have disseminated the seminar in their weekly bulletins and tweets.

None as yet (Seminar was on 12th November 2014 one day before this report submitted).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seniors-usp-open-access-seminar-tickets-13757536161
 
Description Seniors USP Seminar - Umeå University - Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in Older People, Why and How (Dawn Skelton), 29th April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 1 hour Seminar given to Researchers in the Dept. of Ageing and Living Conditions (ALC) at the University of Umeå, Sweden - Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in Older People, Why and How. Approximately 25 staff and students attended. Covered the Seniors USP project aims and intended outcomes. Open discussion on reporting of sedentary behaviour in Swedish National Health Survey and the potential for future funding bids with GCU and Umeå University.

A follow up meeting in Umeå in Sept 2014 with Anthony Scully (EU Office), Annika Blomster (Västerbotten Regional Co-ordinator for Research), Lillemor Lundin-Olsson, Marlene Sandlund to discuss Northern Periphery Initiative funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.communitymedicine.umu.se/om-institutionen/nyheter/nyhetsvisning//gastprofessor-pa-enheten...
 
Description Seniors USP Talk - (Seb Chastin) Scottish Older Peoples Assembly (SOPA) Meeting, Glasgow, 29th August 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact One of the team (SC) presented at the local SOPA conference on sedentary behaviour and the Seniors USP project (half an hour) and took questions from the older people about the project and the health effects of too much sitting. 27 older people representatives for SOPA attended.
Scottish Older Peoples Assembly (Advisory Panel to the Scottish Government led by Older People) - http://www.scotopa.org.uk

Consolidated links with the Scottish Seniors Alliance, who sit on the Seniors USP Dissemination Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP Talk - Physiotherapy UK 2014 (Dawn Skelton) The only way is up: Strength, balance and avoidance of sedentary behaviour to prevent falls and fractures, 10th Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talk given at Physiotherapy UK Annual Conference. Specifically I got people to rise from their chair twice in the presentation and encouraged them to think about their patients, particularly in hospital, and the effects of them just sitting there over 70% of the time not moving and the additional effects on sarcopenia and mobility problems when they leave hospital. Although the talk also covered strength and balance most of the discussion was around the sedentary behaviour part of the talk.

I had 5 emails from people saying it had made them change their practice and they were working more closely with nursing colleagues to mobilise patients more and one physiotherapist wrote to ask if there were ay postgraduate opportunities to work in sedentary behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.physiotherapyuk.org.uk/presentation/only-way-strength-balance-and-avoidance-sedentary-beh...
 
Description Seniors USP Webinar - 27th August 2014 (Free Access) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This 1.5 hour free access webinar was streamed live on the lunchtime of the 27th August 2014. People had to register to gain access but the event was free and they were able to attend from their desk at work or home rather than travel into the University. The webinar covered the emerging health effects of sedentary behaviour in older people (Skelton), introduced the Seniors USP project and team (Skelton), discussed new research on sedentary behaviour in Stroke Patients (Mead), discussed potential interventions that might help motivate people to break up long periods of sitting (Gray). 106 people attended the webinar live. They ranged from the public (older people, charities working with older people) to professionals (health and social care, companies, leisure industry), researchers (academic and clinical) and policy makers (Scottish Government, Age Platform EC, European Unions EIP AHA). The reach was mostly UK Wide but there were attendees from Poland, Portugal and Greece. Since the live event, the link is available for people to watch On Demand and to date an additional 44 people have viewed the seminar and 60 people have book-marked it.
It was well advertised on a variety of websites hosted by our Seniors USP Dissemination Group (eg. http://ssscnews.uk.com/events/get-go-sitting-bad-older-people/)

We were contacted by the Coalition of Care and Support Providers Scotland about joining the Dissemination Group. We were asked by Age Scotland to write an article in their quarterly magazine for older people. We were asked if there was going to be any future seminars or webinars that people could attend and this included both organisations (notably NHS boards) and individuals. Considerable Facebook activity on Age Scotland, Go For Gold (Care Inspectorate and BHF NCPAH), World Congress on Active Ageing, Later Life Training, PalTechnologies and Use It or Lose It Facebook sites about how good it was and encouraging people to register and view it on demand afterwards. We were contacted also by Ilenia Gheno, Research Project Manager at AGEPlatformEurope,the European platform for older people, based in Brussels. She invited us to get involved in the platform and to find out more about an EC funded project DOREMI which links the issues of sedentariness with malnutrition and cognitive decline.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://view6.workcast.net/register?pak=1273987634147595
 
Description Seniors USP Website - GCU - April 2014 onwards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This is the projects main website to share information on the project to collaborators, peers and other academics. It gives information on the project aims and outcomes, items in the news and presentations that are open access as well as some downloadable resources that will increase over time. It is the main point of access for all social media posts that link to open access seminars and webinars and to news items and eventually publications.

Contacts have been made through the website from health professionals and academics wanting to know more about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gcu.ac.uk/seniorsusp/
 
Description Seniors USP launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seniors USP study launched with a two day inaugural meeting. Academic collaborators in the project spoke about the project, to an audience of peers and members of the study dissemination advisory group. There were also group discussions on the wider topic of sedentary behaviour. The dissemination advisory group consists of health professionals and professionals from other organisations, with a remit for providing care or advice to older adults. The presentations initiated lively debate amongst the attendees, increasing awareness of the topic and its impact.

Members of the dissemination advisory group reported increased understanding of the study and the background of sedentary behaviour. They committed to dissemination of ideas about sedentary behaviour, and the Seniors USP project within and using their organisations. Group members requested additional resources to facilitate that wider dissemination. A number of individuals suggested they would try to change their own behaviour to reduce prolonged sitting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Seniors USP project webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions form audience members which were answered live and posted online after the webinar

I do not have this information as I was not involved in managing the webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sittonomy the folksonomy of sedentary behaviour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Sittonomy asked the public to label different scene of sedentary behaviour presented to them as random pictures of everyday living from a large databse in their own language and with their own view. To date sittonomy has collected over 50000 labels which form a taxonomy generated by folks (folksonomy). In parallel the project engaged 120 experts internaitonally to develop an expert xonsensus taxonomy. This taxonomy has been adopted by the Joint European Initiative on Diet and Physical Activity action on determinants of diet and physical activity www.dedipac.eu.
Several conferences presentation were delivered in 2012-2014 about this project and the first results published in PLOS One as the project required that the result be publish in open access journal.

There has been a lot of different impact from sittonomy. It has allowed us to engage the public of all ages in research on sedentary behaviour and raise awareness about sedentary behaviour. We also engaged with a lot of different organisation via social media and the project currently has over 400 followers on twitter. The taxonomy has been adapted as standard to harmonise and plan future european research by the European Joint Initiative on the Determinants of Diet and Physical Actitvity. Ultimately the mixing of expert consensus and folksonomy aim at bringing a common language and terminology between researcher and the public.
Similar project are planned for other health behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.sittonomy.net
 
Description Sunday Morning With... the LBC1936 - Ian Deary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 (LBC1936) got a good airing on BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday 26th February 2017. LBC1936 participant Margaret Macintosh and Study Director Ian Deary were interviewed by presenter Cathy MacDonald on the programme Sunday Morning With... "Cathy MacDonald was clearly very taken with the uniqueness and long-term nature of the LBC1936 sample and the importance and range of the findings", said Ian, "and so a piece that was planned to be 5-10 minutes long ran for about 20 minutes. It was great to hear Margaret's enthusiasm for the project, her reflections on what we do, and what we might add to the study." The radio piece was stimulated by the front-page article in The Times on 21st February 2017 which discussed the study on personality stability that was conducted on the LBC1936's sister study, the 6-Day Sample.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08g5h5s#play
 
Description Talk at European Public Health Conference - 10/11/16 - Richard Shaw 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at European Public Health Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk at Outside the Box event - Edith Macintosh - 15/11/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at Outside the Box event to mix of professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Training seminar for 1st steps in dementia training day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Training seminar for 1st steps in dementia training day for Dementia services and exercise employees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Training seminar for FFMOT Training event - 11/11/16 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training seminar for FFMOT Training event for leisure and recreation employees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Training workshop at Sedentary behaviour resource training for paths for all walk leaders - 15/3/17 - Claire Fitzsimmons 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Training workshop at Sedentary behaviour resource training for paths for all walk leaders organisations in Fife including; Fife council, Fife cultural trust, family centres, carers centres and midwives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Volunteer training for Fitness friends volunteer training - 21/2/17 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Volunteer training for Fitness friends volunteer training
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop at Age Scotland West network meeting - 11/5/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop at Age Scotland West network meeting for people over 50
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop at Age Scotland national conference - 16/3/16 - Jenny Ackland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop at Age Scotland national conference for people 50 plus planning for retirement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop at East Sussex leisure - 15/9/16 - Bob Laventure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop at East Sussex leisure for Physical activity, leisure centres and dementia services
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop at Scottish Care workforce event - Edith Macintosh - 21/9/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Workshop at Scottish Care workforce event for social care workers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop at Scottish care conference - Edith Macintosh - 18/11/16 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Workshop at Scottish care conference for care staff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop at St Mungo Foundation - 4/11/16 - Edith Macintosh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Workshop at St Mungo Foundation for Care Staff in Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop for Intervening on sedentary behaviour in older adults - 7/12/16 - Victoria Palmer 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Intervening on sedentary behaviour in older adults: from results to practice (WP4 ESRC Impact Acceleration account project) - older adult workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop in physical activity at Balhousie care group - 31.1.17 - Edith Macintosh 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Workshop in physical activity at Balhousie care group for Dementia ambassadors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017