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The effect of an e-health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on mean arterial pressure

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Mainsbridge, C and Cooley, PD and Fraser, SP and Pedersen, SJ, The effect of an e-health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on mean arterial pressure, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56, (11) pp. 1189-1194. ISSN 1536-5948 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 by American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

DOI: doi:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000243

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effect of a workplace health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on the mean arterial pressure of desk-based employees.

Methods: This randomised controlled trial involved an experimental group who received an e-health intervention, and an in-waiting group who did not. The 13-week intervention passively prompted participants to stand and engage in short bouts of office-based physical activity by interrupting prolonged occupational sitting time periodically throughout the workday. Mean arterial pressure was measured at pre-test and at post-test.

Results: Between pre-test and post-test the experimental group significantly reduced their mean arterial pressure, whereas the in-waiting group increased their mean arterial pressure.

Conclusions: A workplace health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting was effective in decreasing mean arterial pressure in desk-based employees.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Prolonged occupational sitting, e-health intervention, short-burst physical activity, non-exercise activity thermogenesis, mean arterial pressure
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Learning Sciences
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health Education and Promotion
UTAS Author:Mainsbridge, C (Mr Casey Mainsbridge)
UTAS Author:Cooley, PD (Dr Dean Cooley)
UTAS Author:Fraser, SP (Professor Sharon Fraser)
UTAS Author:Pedersen, SJ (Dr Scott Pedersen)
ID Code:89854
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-03-17
Last Modified:2017-11-09
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