Measurement of adults' sedentary time in population-based studies

Healy, Genevieve N., Clark, Bronwyn K., Winkler, Elisabeth A. H., Gardiner, Paul A., Brown, Wendy J. and Matthews, Charles E. (2011) Measurement of adults' sedentary time in population-based studies. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 41 2: 216-227. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2011.05.005

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Author Healy, Genevieve N.
Clark, Bronwyn K.
Winkler, Elisabeth A. H.
Gardiner, Paul A.
Brown, Wendy J.
Matthews, Charles E.
Title Measurement of adults' sedentary time in population-based studies
Journal name American Journal of Preventive Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0749-3797
Publication date 2011-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.05.005
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 41
Issue 2
Start page 216
End page 227
Total pages 12
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Sedentary time (too much sitting) increasingly is being recognized as a distinct health risk behavior. This paper reviews the reliability and validity of self-reported and device-based sedentary time measures and provides recommendations for their use in population-based studies. The focus is on instruments that have been used in free-living, population-based research in adults. Data from the 2003–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey are utilized to compare the descriptive epidemiology of sedentary time that arises from the use of different sedentary time measures. A key recommendation from this review is that, wherever possible, population-based monitoring of sedentary time should incorporate both self-reported measures (to capture important domain- and behavior-specifıc sedentary time information) and device- based measures (to measure both total sedentary time and patterns of sedentary time accumulation).
Keyword Physical Activity Questionnaire
Television Viewing Time
Test Retest Reliability
Energy Expenditure
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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