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Table 1 Question schedule used in the focus group with employees and managers

From: Physical activity in paid work time for desk-based employees: a qualitative study of employers’ and employees’ perspectives

Introduction
Opening questionsCan you tell me job title, the type of work you do, how active your job is and any physical activity you do in your day.a
Initial reaction to the conceptWe are investigating the hypothetical idea of providing physical activity to employees in paid working hours.a
What is your initial reaction to this idea?
Definition of PA in paid work time provided before continuing with questioning
Employee questions
AcceptabilityWould you take part?a
 Could you tell me your thoughts on this if you were provided this opportunity?a
 Do you think it would work in your organisation?
 How supportive do you think your managers would be?
BarriersWhat would stop you from taking part?a
 What would be the barriers to offering PA in paid time?a
BenefitsWhat would be the benefits to offering PA in paid time?a
 If your organisation were to invest in this idea, what do you think they would need to be shown in return?
Feasibility (logistical considerations)What would be the logistical considerations and concerns about delivering PA in paid time?a
 Do you think this initiative would get the whole workplace involved?
 Would your manager take part in this and how would this affect you and your colleagues taking part?
 Should it be compulsory or voluntary?a
Managers questions
Organisation backgroundHow many employees and sites do you have?
 What is the current physical activity provision at the organisation?
Acceptability(in reference to the definition of PA in paid work time) Could you tell me your thoughts on this and whether you think it would work in your organisation?
BarriersAs someone who manages others, what would be the barriers to offering PA in paid time?
BenefitsAs someone who manages others, what would be the benefits to offering PA in paid time?
 If your organisation were to invest in this idea, what would they need to be shown in return?
Feasibility (logistical considerations)What would be the logistical considerations and concerns about delivering PA in paid time?
  1. All discussions opened with the questions in the introduction section. Employees were asked the questions in the employee section with managers asked the manager questions in addition to the employee questions markeda