Journal article

Identifying typologies of diurnal patterns in desk-based workers' sedentary time

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

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify typologies of diurnal sedentary behavior patterns and sociodemographic characteristics of desk-based workers. The sedentary time of 229 desk-based workers was measured using accelerometer devices. The within individual diurnal variations in sedentary time was calculated for both workdays and non-workdays. Diurnal variations in sedentary time during each time period (morning, afternoon, and evening) was calculated as the percentage of sedentary time during each time period divided by the percentage of the total sedentary time. A hierarchical cluster analysis (Ward's method) was used to identify the optimal number of clusters. To refine the initial clu..

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Grants

Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


Awarded by MEXTSupported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities


Funding Acknowledgements

SK was supported by 34th (2017) Research-Aid from Meiji Yasuda Life Foundation of Health and Welfare (https://www.my-zaidan.or.jp/josei/about/).AS was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No. 18K10986) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/ja/grant/KAKENHIPROJECT-18K10986/).KO was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (No. 20H04113) (https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/ja/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-20H04113/), and a MEXTSupported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities (No. S1511017) (http://www.mext.go.jp/en/).The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.