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The SITLESS project: exercise referral schemes enhanced by self-management strategies to battle sedentary behaviour in older adults: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

  • Maria Giné-Garriga1Email author,
  • Laura Coll-Planas2,
  • Míriam Guerra1,
  • Àlex Domingo2,
  • Marta Roqué2,
  • Paolo Caserotti3,
  • Michael Denkinger4,
  • Dietrich Rothenbacher5,
  • Mark A. Tully6,
  • Frank Kee6,
  • Emma McIntosh7,
  • Carme Martín-Borràs1,
  • Guillermo R. Oviedo1,
  • Javier Jerez-Roig1,
  • Marta Santiago1,
  • Oriol Sansano1,
  • Guillermo Varela1,
  • Mathias Skjødt3,
  • Katharina Wirth4, 5,
  • Dhayana Dallmeier4,
  • Jochen Klenk5,
  • Jason J. Wilson6,
  • Nicole E. Blackburn6,
  • Manuela Deidda7,
  • Guillaume Lefebvre8,
  • Denise González9 and
  • Antoni Salvà2

Received: 6 February 2017

Accepted: 26 April 2017

Published: 18 May 2017

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6 Feb 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
25 Apr 2017 Author responded Author comments - Maria Giné-Garriga
Resubmission - Version 2
25 Apr 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
18 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-1956-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l’Educació i de l’Esport Blanquerna (Universitat Ramon Llull)
Fundació Salut i Envelliment UAB, Casa Convalescència UAB
Syddansk Universitet
Agaplesion Bethesda Clinic, Geriatric Research Unit Ulm University and Geriatric Center Ulm Alb-Donau
Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, Ulm University
UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI), Centre for Public Health, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast
Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA), Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW), University of Glasgow
Sport Initiative et Loisir Bleu Association
Sport Initiative et Loisir Bleu Association