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]
Copyright 2014 by American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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 Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Prolonged occupational sitting, e-health intervention, short-burst physical activity, non-exercise activity thermogenesis, mean arterial pressure|
|Research Group:||Specialist studies in education|
|Research Field:||Learning sciences|
|Objective Group:||Evaluation of health and support services|
|Objective Field:||Health education and promotion|
|UTAS Author:||Mainsbridge, C (Mr Casey Mainsbridge)|
|UTAS Author:||Cooley, PD (Associate Professor Dean Cooley)|
|UTAS Author:||Fraser, SP (Professor Sharon Fraser)|
|UTAS Author:||Pedersen, SJ (Dr Scott Pedersen)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||34|
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