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Title: Non-occupational sitting and mental well-being in employed adults
Authors: Atkin, Andrew J.
Adams, Emma J.
Bull, Fiona C.
Biddle, Stuart J.H.
Keywords: Sedentary behaviour
Sitting time
Mental well-being
Effect modification
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer-Verlag (© The Society of Behavioral Medicine 2011)
Citation: ATKIN, A.J. ... et al, 2012. Non-occupational sitting and mental well-being in employed adults. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43 (2), pp.181-188.
Abstract: Background: Emerging evidence suggests that sedentary behaviour may be adversely associated with physical health, but few studies have examined the association with mental well-being. Purpose: This study examined the association of four nonoccupational sedentary behaviours, individually and in total, with mental well-being in employed adults. Methods: Baseline data from the evaluation of Well@Work, a national workplace health promotion project conducted in the UK, were used. Participants self-reported sitting time whilst watching television, using a computer, socialising and travelling by motorised transport. Mental well-being was assessed by the 12-item version of the general health questionnaire. Analyses were conducted using multiple linear regression. Results: In models adjusted for multiple confounders, TV viewing, computer use and total non-occupational sitting time were adversely associated with general health questionnaire-12 assessed mental well-being in women. Computer use only was found to be adversely associated with mental well-being in men. Conclusion: Sedentary behaviour may be adversely associated with mental well-being in employed adults. The association may be moderated by gender. © The Society of Behavioral Medicine 2011
Description: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-011-9320-y
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/s12160-011-9320-y
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19256
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-011-9320-y
ISSN: 0883-6612
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