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Table 1 Focus group questions

From: Desk-based workers’ perspectives on using sit-stand workstations: a qualitative analysis of the Stand@Work study

Questions
1) What motivated you to participate in the trial of the sit-stand workstation?
2) What were your general impressions of using the sit-stand workstation?
Prompts
a) How much did you use the sit-stand workstation?
b) Was there anything about using the sit-stand workstation that you particularly liked?
c) Was there anything that you particularly disliked?
d) Any comments about the work surface attached to the workstation?
3) What types of tasks did you generally do standing up?
Prompts
a) Where there times of the day when you stood more?
b) What made you change from standing to sitting?
c) Were there any reasons for those decisions?
4) What types of tasks did you generally do sitting down?
Prompts
a) Where there times of the day when you sat down more?
b) What made you change from sitting to standing?
c) Were there any reasons for those decisions?
5) Did anything encourage you to stand up more to complete your work?
Prompts
a) Were other people around you using a workstation?
b) Did certain types of footwear make it easier?
c) Were you able to stand for longer periods over time?
d) How long did you tend to stand up for each time?
6) Was there anything that stopped you from standing more than you did?
Prompts
a) Did being in an open plan office make any difference?
b) Were there any tasks that were not practical while standing?
c) Was it comfortable to stand and work?
d) Did you have any injuries or other personal factors?
7) What types of physical changes did you notice from using the workstation?
Prompts
a) Any changes in posture?
b) Any musculo-skeletal changes?
c) Any changes in tiredness or energy levels?
d) Were these related to using the workstation?
8) What types of changes in your work performance did you notice from using the sit-stand workstation?
Prompts
a) Any effect on productivity?
b) Any effect on ability to concentrate?
9) Would you continue to use the sit-stand workstation if you could?
Prompt: why/why not?
10) In closing, is there anything else you’d like to say about your experience of using the workstation or about your experience of wearing the activity monitors?