Patient and Public Involvement
The SHIFT programme is deigned to encourage truck drivers to incorportate physical activity into their daliy routines where possible and also adopt a healthier diet - thereby aiming to reduce obesity and the risk of developing type II diabetes. We wanted to gain knowledge and gauge interest in carrying out the SHIFT programme with industry, individuals and SME's to develop collaboration in truck drivers.
What are the Aims?
To gain an in-depth understanding of how the programme will work within in this field of interest, to gain feedback on the proposed process of the programme and to make amendments where necessary.
Who was/is involved?
Veronica Varela-Mato, Alison Stanley, Roadt Transport Association, local SME's, haulage individuals.
What has changed/will change?
The drivers needed to be able to attend educational seminars and therefore the logistics, working hours and available free time had to be taken into consideration and therefore timings revised.
What lessons have we learnt?
We have to look at the practicalities of running research studies - our initial design was not appropriate for this sector. For people to engage it has to work for them,
Alison Stanley (firstname.lastname@example.org)