Journal article

Sitting and Activity Time in People With Stroke

Coralie English, Genevieve N Healy, Alison Coates, Lucy Lewis, Tim Olds, Julie Bernhardt

PHYSICAL THERAPY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Excessive sitting time is linked to cardiovascular disease morbidity. To date, no studies have accurately measured sitting time patterns in people with stroke. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the amount and pattern of accumulation of sitting time, physical activity, and use of time in people with stroke compared with age-matched healthy peers. DESIGN: This study used an observational design. METHODS: Sitting time (total and time accumulated in prolonged, unbroken bouts of ≥30 minutes) was measured with an activity monitor. Physical activity and daily energy expenditure were measured using an accelerometer and a multisensory array armband, respectively. All..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Stroke Foundation Small Project Grant. The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health gratefully acknowledges the infrastructure support of the Victorian State Government. Dr English was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Training Fellowship (#610312), and Professor Bernhardt was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Established Research Fellowship (#1058635).