Documents & Papers
GC VS, Suhrcke M, Hardeman W, Sutton S, Wilson ECF (2017) Cost-Effectiveness and Value of Information Analysis of Brief Interventions to Promote Physical Activity in Primary Care. Value in Health (Workstream 5 output)
Pears, S., Bijker, M., Morton, K., Vasconcelos, J., Parker, R., Westgate, K., Brage, S., Wilson, E., Prevost, T., Kinmonth, A., Griffin, S., Sutton, S., Hardeman, W., and on behalf of the VBI Programme Team. (2016) A randomised controlled trial of three very brief interventions for physical activity in primary care. BMC Public Health. 16:1033. (Workstream 3 output)
Mitchell, J., Hardeman, W., Pears, S., Vasconcelos, J., Prevost, T., Wilson, E., Sutton, S. (2016). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a very brief physical activity intervention delivered in NHS Health Checks (VBI Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17:303. (WS4 Protocol paper)
Attwood, S., Morton, K. L., Mitchell, J., Van Emmenis, M., & Sutton, S. (2016). Reasons for non-participation in a primary care-based physical activity trial: a qualitative study. BMJ open, 6(5), e011577. (PhD output using VBI data)
Attwood. S, Morton, K, Sutton, S. (2015) Exploring equity in uptake of the NHS Health Check and a nested physical activity intervention trial. Journal of Public Health, 6, e01157. (PhD output using VBI data)
GC V, Wilson E, Suhrcke M, Hardeman W, Sutton S. (2015) Are brief interventions to increase physical activity cost-effective? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 0:1-11. (Workstream 5 output)
Pears S, Morton K, Bijker M, Sutton S, Hardeman W. (2015) Development and feasibility study of very brief interventions for physical activity in primary care. BMC Public Health, 15:333 (Workstream 3 output)
Orrow G, Kinmonth A-L, Sanderson S, Sutton S. (2012) Effectiveness of physical activity promotion based in primary care: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British Medical Journal, 244;e1389. (Workstream 1 output)
Study Protocol for “The VBI Trial: A randomised controlled trial of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a very brief intervention to increase physical activity in adults attending NHS Health Checks.” (Workstream 4)
Study Protocol for “Potential efficacy, fidelity, feasibility and acceptability of techniques to promote physical activity for use in very brief interventions in primary care.” (Workstream 3)
Protocol for “What do we know about very brief interventions to increase physical activity? A systematic review of reviews.” (Worsktream 1 output)
Presentations & Workshops
European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) conference in Padua, Italy, 31st August 2017
Dr Sally Pears presented new findings from the VBI trial: the fidelity of practitioners delivering brief physical activity advice. These findings suggest that training of practitioners in very brief physical activity advice can be improved. See Sally’s poster here.
7th July 2017
European College of Sport Science Conference, Essen, Germany
Behavioural Science Group Alumna Florence Theil presented VBI results at the ECSS conference under the theme of ‘Sport science in a metropolitan area’, as part of her Master’s degree in Germany. See Florence’s presentation here.
9th February 2017
NHS Health Check Conference, Manchester
VBI Trial Coordinator Jo Mitchell presented a poster at the NHS Health Check Conference in Manchester. Jo discussed whether it was cost-effective to add a brief physical activity intervention to the NHS Health Checks. See Jo’s poster here.
The VBI team returned to the University of Cambridge ‘Festival of Ideas’ to talk about physical activity with members of the public. We had a stall set up with various interactive games, quizzes and prizes to be won. We found it really worthwhile to discuss our VBI research with the general public and get their own views on physical activity research.
VBI Trial coordinator Jo Mitchell and intervention developer Sally Pears both attended the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) Conference in Aberdeen.
- Jo presented findings from the VBI main trial. See her presentation here.
- Sally delivered a 30-minute ‘State of the Art Presentation’ in which she discussed the VBI work as well as the wider challenges associated with implementing and evaluating VBIs in a primary care setting.
Trial Coordinator Jo Mitchell practiced her elevator pitching skills with other health researchers at the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) conference in Dublin. Jo presented the preliminary results of the VBI trial in under 3 minutes and using only 3 slides- a difficult task! See Jo’s ‘pitch’ here.
Jo Mitchell presented a poster at the National ‘NHS Health Check 2016’ Conference in London. Jo outlined the set-up and recruitment figures for the Workstream 4 main trial. See the poster here.
Jo Mitchell was asked by the Clinical Research Network to present the VBI work at another GP research forum, this time held in Hertfordshire. See Jo’s presentation here.
15 – 16th September & 19th October
Jo Mitchell presented findings from the Workstream 3 pilot trial on a poster at the Public Health England Annual Conference in Warwick, where the theme was ‘Evidence into Action’. See the poster here.
Following on from this, Jo was asked by representatives at Public Health England to display the same poster at the ‘Everybody Active Every Day – One Year On’ national conference, which was held in London in October, and was attended by local and national leaders in physical activity.
1st – 5th September
Sally Pears presented results from Workstream 3 at the Conference of the European Health Psychology Society held in Cyprus in September.
- First, Sally discussed the results of the pilot trial, which compared three very brief interventions to increase physical activity in primary care. See the presentation here.
- On behalf of Wendy Hardeman, Sally also presented results on the fidelity (i.e. compliance) of delivering the very brief interventions in the pilot trial. These were assessed using audio-recordings and qualitative interviews with both the healthcare practitioners and patients. See the presentation here.
January – February
Jo Mitchell was asked by the Clinical Research Network to present our VBI work at several GP research forums. Jo gave an overview of the VBI Programme so far and discussed some of the results we achieved which wouldn’t have happened without the help of our participating GP surgeries. GP forum presentation
Maaike Bijker and Sally Pears presented findings from workstream 3 at the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 10th Annual Scientific Meeting in Nottingham.
– Maaike discussed results from the pilot trial which evaluated multiple VBIs using a range of criteria (potential efficacy, feasibility, acceptability and cost). WS3 Pilot Trial Presentation
– Sally presented a poster on the process of developing VBIs to promote physical activity in primary care. Sally’s abstract was shortlisted as one of the highest scoring poster submissions- well done Sally! VBI WS3 Development Poster
The VBI team took part in an interactive workshop for the University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas along with other members of the Behavioural Science Group. This was a great opportunity to get the general public involved with the VBI programme in a fun and informal atmosphere. The pedometer ‘step challenge’ was a particular highlight- see the high scores here!
Sally Pears presented findings from the workstream 3 pilot trial at the BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference in York. Sally discussed how health psychology methods were used to develop very brief interventions to promote physical activity in primary care.WS3 Development of VBIs
1st – 3rd September
Vijay Singh presented a poster on behalf of workstream 5 at the European Health Economics Association Inaugural Conference in Manchester. The poster detailed their research into the cost-effectiveness of brief interventions to promote physical activity in primary care. WS5 Cost-effectiveness of brief interventions
13th – 16th July
Vijay Singh and Ed Wilson presented their methodology for developing a cost-effectiveness model for VBIs in workstream 5 at the European Conference on Health Economics in Dublin.WS5 model calibration
30th – 31st January
Laura Lamming and Maaike Bijker (on behalf of Sally Pears) presented aspects of the VBI programme at the London and South East Regional Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Conference.
Maaike presented Sally’s work on developing and piloting VBIs.
Laura presented findings from a systematic review of reviews of brief intervention to promote physical activity Review of brief interventions.
Katie Morton and Sally Pears presented workstream 3 at a British Pschological Society funded seminar: “State-of-the-art in process evaluation alongside trials of health behaviour change interventions”, hosted by the University of East Anglia in Norwich. This was the second in a series of seminars on “Using process evaluation to understand and improve the psychological underpinnings of health-related behaviour change interventions.” WS3 process evaluation
Katie Morton and Sally Pears presented workstream 3, Phase 1 and 2 pilot work and preliminary outcomes at the Primary Care Unit Research Seminar series at the Institute of Public Health, Cambridge. WS3 Research Seminar
The VBI team presented the programme as a whole at the Primary Care Unit Research Seminar series at the Institute of Public Health, Cambridge. VBI Programme Research Seminar
21st – 25th August
Dan Mason and Laura Lamming presented WS1 findings from their respective literature reviews investigating very brief interventions to increase physical activity at the 26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society in Prague. Dan reported a subset of findings from his review of pedometers, while Laura reported preliminary findings from her review of reviews of very brief interventions.
Wendy Hardeman delivered a presentation summarising the VBI programme, entitled “Development and evaluation of very brief interventions (VBIs) to increase physical activity in primary care” at the Institute of Public Health Annual Showcase, in Cambridge, UK. VBI showcase
Gillian Orrow presented the findings from our systematic review of effectiveness of physical activity promotion in primary care at the Annual conference of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), 6-8 July, University of Bristol.
Wendy Hardeman and Phil Miles discussed “How can we talk about physical activity consultations? Research on very brief interventions” at the PCRN (Primary Care Research Network) East of England Annual Event Workshop. With a focus on workstream 2, attendees (practitioners and commissioners) were encouraged to advise on current and future practice for promoting physical activity in primary care.