"MOVE" CAMPAIGN

by Sam, Lindsey, Jo, Amanda and Keri
(Bournemouth University)

“MOVE” CAMPAIGN
We are a group of 3rd year nursing and midwifery degree students currently studying at Bournemouth University in Dorset. As part of our professional programme, we have been asked to undertake an inter-professional project to help raise awareness of a current health issue. After seeing the recent hard work of David Staniforth on the ‘Take Time Out’ Project, the group decided to would be fantastic if we could help promote his cause within the Wiltshire and Dorset area by raising awareness of DVT’s amongst teenagers and young people.
Research suggests that each year tens of thousands of people in the UK die from DVT’s, more than the number of deaths that are attributable to breast cancer, AIDS and road traffic accidents combined. The sudden killer is pulmonary embolism; a blood clot that forms in the lower limbs which comes loose and is transported by the blood to lodge in the lungs. DVT is in itself, a cause of substantial morbidity. Add this to the many deaths and it becomes a massive problem. The condition affects people of any age and numbers are rising amongst teenagers and young adults.
Currently, few empirical studies have been conducted regarding the relationship between DVT’s and young people. While we recognise that many factors may influence the risk of developing a DVT, the key trigger for our campaign is the increasing amount of time that teenagers are engaged in sedentary activities, which increases the risk of developing a DVT.
The “Move” campaign is a public health promotion exercise aimed at children aged 11 to 14 years. We intend to do this by highlighting to teenagers and their parents, what they can do to help prevent a DVT from developing; breaking the myth that thrombosis is only a condition that affects adults or that you are only likely to suffer from blood clots after long haul flights.
Thanks to David’s kindness, we are able to offer a child friendly poster and information leaflet for people like yourselves to print off so you too can empower your teenager to get up and “MOVE”.
Sam, Keri, Jo, Lindsey and Amanda

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Mar 05, 2013
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Well done
by: Rosemary Blackstock

Hi guys, well done on producing such a brilliant poster and leaflet. Your poster is displayed in our school and is drawing much interest from teachers, parents and pupils. A worth while cause that should be promoted further.

Feb 24, 2013
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Congratulations
by: Katy

Excellent piece of work. This needs to be publicised in all schools and organisations dealing with young people. WELL DONE!

Feb 18, 2013
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Well done Students!
by: Liz Grant

Well done students and David its great to see that you are helping to raise awareness towards DVT's in young people, especially in today's inactive society. It really is a worth while cause and I support all your hard work.

Feb 10, 2013
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Thank you!
by: Lindsey Clarke

And a big thank you to David for supporting and driving our campaign! You have been a real driving force behind it!

Feb 10, 2013
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THANK YOU!
by: Lindsey Clarke

Thank to everyone who has commented (and taken the time to do so) so positively on our campaign! This has been a real boost in the knowledge that people are in support of our campaign and that we are starting to break through in creating awareness about DVT and future implications for young people!

Feb 04, 2013
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Raising Awareness
by: Sarah Bingham

I just want to thank you for raising awareness amongst children regarding DVT's. My son came home from school today with one of your leaflets and I was really surprised with what I read. I was unaware that children could develop DVT's from spending too long on their computer games or watching TV. My son who normally spends every evening sat in his room playing games is now getting told to move about more often. I will pass your message on to my friends, Thank you.

Feb 01, 2013
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Excellent
by: Emily

I have just finished reading your MOVE article. I would like to congratulate the writers, it is very evident that a lot of research and thought has been undertaken, I feel that often young people are given negative press however in this instance the article can only can be afforded positive reviews. I also feel it is an excellent idea distributed within schools WELL DONE STUDENTS!! I wish you all a successful future. If this is a sample of our future nursing standard we have a lot of positive things to look forward to.

Jan 29, 2013
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MOVE
by: Amanda de Andrade

I would like to say thank you for taking the time to work along side us through our MOVE campaign! My colleagues and myself really enjoyed this project-raising awareness that this no longer affects the older generation but the young too! From the bottom of our hearts! Thank you for your support!

Jan 29, 2013
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Brilliant!
by: Kerry

This is a fantastic piece of work which I am sure will help to raise awareness of DVT in younger people. I have two children of my own so shall be using your hard work to make them aware of the consequences of sitting in one position for long periods of time. Keep up the good work and I am sure your message will reach a wider area in no time at all.

Jan 29, 2013
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Fantastic piece of work
by: Anonymous

Well done - this is a fantastic piece of work which highlights a much overlooked condition in young people. Carry on the good work guys!

Jan 28, 2013
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Move Campaign - Bournemouth University
by: David Staniforth

I am very grateful for the hard work and support given by the entire "MOVE" campaign team, please pass on the message they have started by telling all of your friends and family.
They have inspired me to push the campaign into schools and i hope that we can continue to mutually support each other to drive awareness of sedentary behaviour and the growing risk associated with acquiring a resultant DVT.

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