Journal article

Accelerometer-Measured Diurnal Patterns of Sedentary Behavior among Japanese Workers: A Descriptive Epidemiological Study

Sayaka Kurosawa, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Koichiro Oka

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

Increased sedentary behavior (SB) can adversely affect health. Understanding time-dependent patterns of SB and its correlates can inform targeted approaches for prevention. This study examined diurnal patterns of SB and its sociodemographic associations among Japanese workers. The proportion of sedentary time (% of wear time) and the number of breaks in SB (times/sedentary hour) of 405 workers (aged 40-64 years) were assessed using an accelerometer. SB patterns and sociodemographic associations between each time period (morning, afternoon, evening) on workdays and nonworkdays were examined in a series of multivariate regression analyses, adjusting for other sociodemographic associations. On ..

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Grants

Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities


Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (26242070) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities (S1511017). S.K. was supported by 34th (2017) Research-Aid from Meiji Yasuda Life Foundation of Health and Welfare, Japan. A.S. was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (18K10986) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. K.O. was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (20H04113) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.