Are workplace interventions to reduce sitting effective? A systematic review

Chau, Josephine Y., van der Ploeg, Hidde P., van Uffelen, Jannique G.Z., Wong, Jason, Riphagen, Ingrid, Healy, Genevieve N., Gilson, Nicholas D., Dunstan, David W., Bauman, Adrian E., Owen, Neville and Brown, Wendy J. (2010) Are workplace interventions to reduce sitting effective? A systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 51 5: 352-356. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.08.012


Author Chau, Josephine Y.
van der Ploeg, Hidde P.
van Uffelen, Jannique G.Z.
Wong, Jason
Riphagen, Ingrid
Healy, Genevieve N.
Gilson, Nicholas D.
Dunstan, David W.
Bauman, Adrian E.
Owen, Neville
Brown, Wendy J.
Title Are workplace interventions to reduce sitting effective? A systematic review
Journal name Preventive Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-7435
1096-0260
Publication date 2010-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.08.012
Volume 51
Issue 5
Start page 352
End page 356
Total pages 5
Place of publication New York, U.S.A. ; London, U.K.
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
920505 Occupational Health
Formatted abstract Objective: To systematically review the effectiveness of workplace interventions for reducing sitting.
Methods: Studies published up to April 2009 were identified by literature searches in multiple databases. Studies were included if they were interventions to increase energy expenditure (increase physical activity or decrease sitting); were conducted in a workplace setting; and specifically measured sitting as a primary or secondary outcome. Two independent reviewers assessed methodological quality of the included studies, and data on study design, sample, measures of sitting, intervention and results were extracted.
Results: Six studies met the inclusion criteria (five randomised trials and one pre-post study). The primary aim of all six was to increase physical activity; all had reducing sitting as a secondary aim. All used self-report measures of sitting; one specifically assessed occupational sitting time; the others used measures of general sitting. No studies showed that sitting decreased significantly in the intervention group, compared with a control or comparison group.
Conclusion: Currently, there is a dearth of evidence on the effectiveness of workplace interventions for reducing sitting. In light of the growing body of evidence that prolonged sitting is negatively associated with health, this highlights a gap in the scientific literature that needs to be addressed.
© 2010 Elsevier Inc.
Keyword Sedentary behaviour
Sitting time
Workplace
Intervention studies
Review
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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