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dc.contributor.authorAlkhubaizi, Abdulaziz A.en_UK
dc.contributor.authorRyde, Gemma C.en_UK
dc.contributor.authorTomaz, Simone A.en_UK
dc.contributor.authorWhittaker, Anna C.en_UK
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To identify and examine available literature addressing physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) in the workplace in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. Design: Scoping Review Method: Academic and gray literature databases were searched for studies published prior to April 2021. Only studies conducted in the GCC region, available in Arabic or English, and addressing workplace PA were included. Results: Ten studies were identified; seven intervention studies, a cross-sectional study, a peer-reviewed brief report, and a 5-year strategy document. For the interventional studies, duration ranged from 3–26 weeks. Interventions delivered varied and included those focusing on multiple behaviour (diet and physical activity), walking challenges, and supervised exercise in paid time. Most included behavior change strategies like prompts, incentives, and education. PA was only measured in four intervention studies with most reporting no significant changes. The one study that reported significant changes from a national workplace walking challenge had a less robust study design and methods making these results difficult to interpret. Studies were hampered by poor study design and reporting of research and intervention details. Two studies reported hot weather and lack of time as barriers to workplace-PA in the GCC region. Conclusions: Literature on workplace PA and SB interventions in the GCC region is limited. Well-designed studies using standardised measures are required to assess PA interventions in GCC workplaces. Further, higher quality research is required to assess motivators and barriers to workplace PA in the GCC to develop sustainable workplace PA interventions.en_UK
dc.publisherUbiquity Press, Ltd.en_UK
dc.relationAlkhubaizi AA, Ryde GC, Tomaz SA & Whittaker AC (2023) Workplace Physical Activity Within the Gulf Cooperation Council Region: A Scoping Review. <i>Physical Activity and Health</i>, 7 (1), pp. 191-204.
dc.rightsThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See
dc.subjectPhysical Activityen_UK
dc.subjectSedentary lifeen_UK
dc.subjectGCC regionen_UK
dc.titleWorkplace Physical Activity Within the Gulf Cooperation Council Region: A Scoping Reviewen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitlePhysical Activity and Healthen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorAlkhubaizi, Abdulaziz A.|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorRyde, Gemma C.|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTomaz, Simone A.|0000-0002-7531-3250en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWhittaker, Anna C.|0000-0002-5461-0598en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameAziz - scoping review PAAH.pdfen_UK
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