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NIHR Public Health Research - Cycling Research Call

 

Poll

What bicycle do you ride on, to your NHS workplace?

All about cycling..
1. Tourer
 
14% (1 votes)
2. Mountain Bike
 
0% (0 votes)
3. Racer
 
0% (0 votes)
4. Folding Bike
 
0% (0 votes)
5. Hybrid Bike
 
86% (6 votes)
6. Electric Bike
 
0% (0 votes)
7. A Trike
 
0% (0 votes)
8. recumbent bicycle
 
0% (0 votes)
9. Cargo bike
 
0% (0 votes)
10. eCargo bike
 
0% (0 votes)
11. Vintage Bike pre 1980's
 
0% (0 votes)
 

NIHR Public Health Research - Cycling Research Call

NIHR Public Health Research 10/3001 Employer schemes to encourage walking or cycling to work Website Link http://www.phr.nihr.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/commissioned.asp

 

10/3001 Walking & cycling to work

Employer schemes to encourage walking or cycling to work

Research Question(s)

  1. Do employer schemes to encourage employees to walk or cycle to work increase employees overall level of physical activity? Which components of schemes are predictive of success?
  2. Population:
  3. Employees in organisations where schemes are available.
  4. Intervention (non-NHS):
  5. Employer schemes to encourage walking or cycling to work.
  6. Comparator:
  7. Employees in organisations without schemes.
  8. Outcomes
  9. Increase in overall level of physical activity. Applicants are invited to suggest other measures (in addition to overall physical activity), including cost effectiveness.
  10. Duration of follow up:
  11. At least 1 year.
  12. Impact on inequalities:
  13. Research design should consider the impact of the intervention on health inequalities: researchers to specify and justify.
  14. Design:
  15. Primary research, researchers to specify and justify.
  16. Setting:
  17. The workplace and community.
  18. Public engagement:
  19. Proposals should incorporate a mechanism for public involvement.

    Background to commissioning brief:

    NICE public health guidance 13 ‘Workplace Health Promotion: How to Encourage Employees to be Physically Active’, outlines the importance of encouraging increased physical activity for better health. A range of schemes exist to encourage employees to walk or cycle to work but little is known about their impact. These schemes may help change lifestyles, reduce disease and benefit the environment. Research proposals examining the effect of schemes in large, medium, and small sized businesses, and which recognise health inequalities within the workplace, would be welcome. Employer schemes may be delivered in the workplace but can be formulated in conjunction with external agencies such as local authorities (examples include promotions which provide tax relief on bicycle purchases).

    Research is needed to address the questions: