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Reducing sitting behaviour in people with Type 2 diabetes

The REgulate your SItting Time (RESIT) study

People with Type 2 diabetes spend a large proportion of their day sitting down. High amounts of sitting increases the risk of heart disease, high glucose levels and poor wellbeing in people with Type 2 diabetes. However, there are no strategies to reduce sitting time that are currently offered as part of normal diabetes healthcare.

The aim of this research is to see whether people with Type 2 diabetes like and engage with a new intervention to reduce sitting behaviour. Diabetes UK are funding the study. To carry out the research, we are looking to recruit 70 people with Type 2 diabetes who will be randomly allocated to a control or intervention group for 6 months.

Call for participants

If you would like to take part please register your interest here, by emailing resitstudy@brunel.ac.uk or calling 01895 266127.

What the research involves

Intervention participants will receive the RESIT programme, which includes an online interactive education module around sitting and health and pick from a selection of tools to use during the intervention that helps them to self-monitor and reduce their sitting behaviour (e.g. mobile phone and computer apps, wearable devices). Support will also be given by a health coach during the intervention to help reduce sitting. The control group will follow their normal diabetes healthcare and receive the RESIT programme after 6 months.

We will take measures of sitting, physical activity and health before the intervention begins and then 3 and 6 months later. We will assess how many people we recruit for the study, how many complete the study and each of the measurements, and gather participants’ thoughts about the intervention and measurements we take. If you are unable to attend the University or prefer not to because of COVID-19, we will get you to complete the measurements by yourself at home during a video or phone call with the research team (some of the measurements might not happen). You will receive £30 of shopping gift vouchers if you take part in all of the measurements.

For more information about the study: please click here and watch the video below.

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Meet the Principal Investigator(s) for the project

Dr Daniel Bailey - Dr Daniel Bailey is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, and leads the Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease Research Group. Dr Bailey's research investigates the relationship between sedentary behaviour and chronic health conditions, with a particular focus on cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. This research includes the epidemiology of sedentary behaviour and association with chronic health risks, rigorously controlled laboratory studies examining the benefits of breaking up prolonged sitting time on markers of health, and the development and evaluation of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in a range of population groups at risk of adverse health such as office workers, older adults and people with Type 2 diabetes. Dr Bailey has been awarded multiple research grants from funding bodies and industry partners to support his research and has published a large number of research articles in the field of sedentary behaviour, physical activity and health. He has delivered multiple conference presentations and invited talks across the UK and Europe and is a Technical Advisor for the Qatar National Physical Activity Guidelines 2nd edition, which is being released in 2020. Dr Bailey is Associate Editor for Frontiers in Public Health, which has an impact factor of 2.483, he is membership rep for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Physical Activity for Health Division, and a member of the scientific committee leadership group for the 8th International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress. Dr Bailey has a wealth of experience teaching physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level and in his previous role as Senior Lecturer in Health, Nutrition and Exercise at the University of Bedfordshire he was leader for the BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise programme.

Related Research Group(s)

Health Behaviour Change

Health Behaviour Change - Development and evaluation of theory- and evidence-based health behaviour change interventions, across communicable and non-communicable diseases; evidence synthesis of behaviour change interventions.

Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease

Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease - Investigating the relationship of sedentary behaviour with health and wellbeing; evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to reduce and break up sedentary behaviour.

Partnering with confidence

Organisations interested in our research can partner with us with confidence backed by an external and independent benchmark: The Knowledge Exchange Framework. Read more.

Project last modified 12/07/2021