Journal article

Changes in Workers' Sedentary and Physical Activity Behaviors in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Their Relationships With Fatigue: Longitudinal Online Study

Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Tomoki Nakaya, Gavin R McCormack, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Koichiro Oka

JMIR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SURVEILLANCE | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sedentary behaviors and physical activity are likely to be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and sedentary lifestyles can increase subjective fatigue. The nonpharmaceutical policies imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may also have adverse effects on fatigue. OBJECTIVE: This study has two aims: to examine the changes in sedentary behaviors and physical activity of company workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan and to examine relationships between changes in these sedentary behaviors and physical activity and changes in fatigue. METHODS: Data from a nationwide prospective online survey conducted in 2019 and 2020 were used. On February 22, 2019, an email wi..

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Grants

Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation


Awarded by JSPS


Funding Acknowledgements

TN was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research program (grant 20H00040). GM is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation Grant (grant FDN-154331). KO is supported by the JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research program (grant 20H04113).