Public health communications about sedentary behaviour

Burton, Nicola (2014) Public health communications about sedentary behaviour. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21 1: 12-15.

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Author Burton, Nicola
Title Public health communications about sedentary behaviour
Journal name Australasian Epidemiologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1327-8835
Publication date 2014-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 12
End page 15
Total pages 4
Place of publication Hobart, TAS, Australia
Publisher Australasian Epidemiological Association
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract A behavioural epidemiology framework purports that public health responses should be informed by research on health associations, prevalence and variations, determinants, and interventions. This framework is used in the first section of this article to provide a brief introduction to sedentary behaviour epidemiology, including ‘what’ is the problem, ‘who’ has the problem, and intervention approaches. This evidence base can inform public health communications in terms of identifying message content and the target audience. Three challenges for communicating this evidence base are identified: defining sedentary behaviour and what is ‘too much’; differentiating sedentary and inactive; and differentiating the behaviour and the context and understanding associated values. To further inform public health communications, and improve understanding of motivation and support advocacy for change, more research is needed to understand the factors associated with sedentary behaviour other than sociodemographic and health-related correlates.
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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