Journal article

Identifying correlates of breaks in occupational sitting: a cross-sectional study

Mitch J Duncan, Camille Short, Mahbub Rashid, Nicoleta Cutumisu, Corneel Vandelanotte, Ronald C Plotnikoff

BUILDING RESEARCH AND INFORMATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Office workers are commonly targeted in interventions to modify their sitting behaviour, yet there is limited evidence of the correlates of breaks in sitting to inform intervention development. This study identifies the individual, workplace and spatial configuration correlates of the frequency of breaks in sitting (number/hour) in office workers (n = 5531) stratified by office type (private-enclosed, shared, open plan). All behaviours and potential correlates were measured via self-report using an online cross-sectional survey. Regression analyses revealed age was the only socio-demographic characteristic associated with frequency of breaks in sitting in all office types. Greater job autono..

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Grants

Awarded by Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

M.J.D. was supported by a Future Leader Fellowship (ID 100029) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia. R.C.P. was supported by a Senior Research Fellowship Career Award from the Medical Research Council of Australia. The 10 000 Steps project was supported as part of Queensland government's 'Healthier. Happier.' programme.