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Blood pressure response to interrupting workplace sitting time with non-exercise physical activity: Results of a 12-month cohort study

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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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DOI: doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000001377

Abstract

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 Details

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 Division:Health
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)
ID Code:127443
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-07-27
Last Modified:2019-03-15
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