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Table 1 Potential outline of the STAND structured education course which was delivered to the participants in the intervention arm

From: Rationale and study design for a randomised controlled trial to reduce sedentary time in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: project stand (Sedentary Time ANd diabetes)

Module name Main aims and educator activities Theoretical underpinning Time weighting
Patient story Participants given opportunities to share their knowledge and perceptions of diabetes risk and highlight any concerns they may want addressed in the programme. Common Sense Model 8% (15 min)
Professional story Simple non-technical language, analogies, visual aids and open questions used to provide participants with an overview of healthy glucose metabolism, the aetiology, risk factors and complications associated with diabetes. Individual feedback provided on biochemical and anthropometric measures measured at baseline visit. Participants encouraged to assess their personal diabetes risk and identify their modifiable risk factors. Common Sense Model
Dual Process Theory
33% (60 min)
Sedentary behaviour Simple non-technical language, analogies, visual aids and open questions used to help participants identify the health hazards associated with excess sedentary time and discuss how reducing sedentary behavior may reduce future risk of developing diabetes. Participants provided with printed feedback on their sitting time from the ActivPAL.
Participants discussed options for reducing sedentary behaviours in everyday life; identified barriers to reducing sedentary behavior and formed action plans and set personal goals. Practical demonstration of how to use the Gruve device for the self- regulation of sedentary time.
Social Cognitive Theory Behavioural Choice Theory 58% (105 min)