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Rise and Recharge: Exploring Employee Perceptions of and Contextual Factors Influencing an Individual-Level E-Health Smartphone Intervention to Reduce Office Workers’ Sedentary Time at Work

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Rise and Recharge: Exploring Employee Perceptions of and Contextual Factors Influencing an Individual-Level E-Health Smartphone Intervention to Reduce Office Workers’ Sedentary Time at Work. / Morris, Abigail; Mackintosh, Kelly; Owen, Neville; Dempsey, Paddy; Dunstan, David; McNarry, Melitta.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 18, 18, 13.09.2021, p. 1-15.

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Morris, A, Mackintosh, K, Owen, N, Dempsey, P, Dunstan, D & McNarry, M 2021, 'Rise and Recharge: Exploring Employee Perceptions of and Contextual Factors Influencing an Individual-Level E-Health Smartphone Intervention to Reduce Office Workers’ Sedentary Time at Work', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, 18, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189627

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Morris, A., Mackintosh, K., Owen, N., Dempsey, P., Dunstan, D., & McNarry, M. (2021). Rise and Recharge: Exploring Employee Perceptions of and Contextual Factors Influencing an Individual-Level E-Health Smartphone Intervention to Reduce Office Workers’ Sedentary Time at Work. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 1-15. [18]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189627

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Morris, Abigail ; Mackintosh, Kelly ; Owen, Neville ; Dempsey, Paddy ; Dunstan, David ; McNarry, Melitta. / Rise and Recharge: Exploring Employee Perceptions of and Contextual Factors Influencing an Individual-Level E-Health Smartphone Intervention to Reduce Office Workers’ Sedentary Time at Work. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 ; Vol. 18. pp. 1-15.

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