Mainsbridge, CP and Ahuja, KDK and Williams, AD and Bird, ML and Cooley, PD and Pedersen, SJ, Blood pressure response to interrupting workplace sitting time with non-exercise physical activity: Results of a 12-month cohort study, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60, (9) pp. 769-774. ISSN 1076-2752 (2018) [Refereed Article]
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Objective: To evaluate the blood pressure (BP) effects of a yearlong e-health solution designed to interrupt prolonged occupational sitting time.
Methods: BP data of 228 desk-based employees (45.1 ± 10.5 years) were analyzed at baseline, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months.
Results: Systolic BP significantly reduced from baseline for the first 9 months (1.0 to 3.4 mmHg; P < 0.01) while diastolic and mean arterial pressure decreased for the full 12-months (4 to 5 mmHg for diastolic pressure and 3.6 to 4.2 mmHg for MAP; all P < 0.01).
Participants used the e-health solution 5.5 ± 2.0 times/day in the first 3 months which reduced to 4.2 ± 2.5 times/day by the end of the study (P < 0.05).
Conclusions: An e-health solution designed to increase non-exercise physical activity by interrupting sitting time in the workplace is feasible and produced long-term reductions in blood pressure.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||sedentary behaviour, e-health solutions, blood pressure, occupational health|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Preventive Medicine|
|Objective Group:||Health and Support Services|
|Objective Field:||Health Education and Promotion|
|UTAS Author:||Mainsbridge, CP (Mr Casey Mainsbridge)|
|UTAS Author:||Ahuja, KDK (Dr Kiran Ahuja)|
|UTAS Author:||Williams, AD (Associate Professor Allison Williams)|
|UTAS Author:||Bird, ML (Dr Marie-Louise Bird)|
|UTAS Author:||Pedersen, SJ (Dr Scott Pedersen)|
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