Journal article

Associations of Device-Measured Sitting, Standing, and Stepping Time With Informal Face-to-Face Interactions at Work

Takemi Sugiyama, Elisabeth AH Winkler, Anthony D LaMontagne, Genevieve N Healy, Nyssa T Hadgraft, David W Dunstan, Neville Owen

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study examined the interrelationships between workplace movement (sitting, standing, and stepping), availability of discussion space, and face-to-face (FTF) interactions between workers. METHODS: Desk-based workers (n = 221) wore an activity monitor for 7 days and self-reported their weekly frequency of FTF interactions and discussion space availability. Negative binomial regression models examined behavioral and spatial factors associated with the frequency of FTF interactions. RESULTS: Adjusted for potential confounders, each one standard deviation increment in time spent sitting, standing, stepping, and discussion space availability was associated with 20% ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Stand Up Victoria (SUV) was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant [#1002706], project funding from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation's Creating Healthy Workplaces Program, and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Healy was supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship [#1086029]. Hadgraft was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and a Baker Institute Bright Sparks top up scholarship. Dunstan was supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship [#1078360] and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Owen was supported by an NHMRC Program Grant [#569940], a Senior Principal Research Fellowship [#1003960], and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.