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Table 5 Walking levels in non-participants and participantsa

From: Evaluation of the implementation of a whole-workplace walking programme using the RE-AIM framework

  Non-participants Participants  
   % (n) % (n) p
Usual mode of transport to and from work Motorised transport 61.3 (391) 56.1 (120) 0.160
Public transport 5.8 (37) 3.7 (8)  
Cycling 2.8 (18) 4.7 (10)  
Walking (≥10 min and other mode) 21.2 (135) 22.4 (48)  
Walking only (≥10 min) 8.9 (57) 13.1 (28)  
   % (n) % (n) p
Time spent walking to and from work 0 min per week 51.5 (261) 45.1 (82) 0.152
1–100 min per week 21.9 (111) 20.9 (38)  
>100 min per week 26.6 (135) 34.1 (62)  
Time spent walking during the working day 0 min per day 32.5 (139) 24.5 (37) 0.060
1–30 min per day 44.4 (190) 43.7 (66)  
>30 min per day 23.1 (99) 31.8 (48)  
Incidental walking % most/every day (n) % most/every day (n) p
Climb stairs instead of using lift 73.2 (487) 80.4 (168) 0.037
Walk to talk to colleague 59.6 (399) 59.6 (130) 0.983
Walk for at least 10 min to get to a business meeting 11.9 (71) 17.5 (37) 0.037
Take part in a walking meeting 1.2 (7) 1.5 (3) 0.710
Walk for at least 10 min at lunchtime 30.1 (201) 32.3 (71) 0.551
Mediators of behaviour change % agree (n) % agree (n) p
Confidence to include some walking as part of my journey to or from work on most days 52.0 (326) 58.8 (127) 0.084
Intention to walk for all or part of my journey to or from work on a regular basis in the next few months 39.7 (247) 49.8 (107) 0.010
Colleague support in the last 18 months % often/very often (n) % often/very often (n) p
Walking for some or all of the journey to or from work 4.5 (29) 9.6 (21) 0.006
Holding a walking meeting 0.9 (6) 3.2 (7) 0.019
Going for a walk at lunchtime 14.8 (94) 17.9 (39) 0.271
Perceived changes in the last 18 months % agreed (n) % agreed (n) p
Walked for all or part of the journey to and from work more often 34.6 (217) 46.3 (101) 0.002
Walked during the lunch break more often 50.8 (316) 64.8 (140) <0.001
Walked at other times during the working day more often 49.2 (300) 61.0 (130) 0.003
  1. a Data from follow-up survey only
  2. Bold numerical values: p=<0.05