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A Theory-based Pilot Study to Decrease Sitting Time in the Workplace

Abstract The purpose of this pilot randomized control trial was to test the initial efficacy of a 10 week social cognitive theory (SCT)-based intervention to reduce workplace sitting time (ST). Participants were currently employed adults with predominantly sedentary occupations (n=24) working in the Greater Phoenix area in 2012-2013. Participants wore an activPAL (AP) inclinometer to assess postural allocation (i.e., sitting vs. standing) and Actigraph accelerometer (AG) to assess sedentary time for one week prior to beginning and immediately following the completion of the 10 week intervention. Self-reported measures of sedentary time were obtained via two validated questionnaires for overall (International Physical Activity Questionnaire [IPAQ]) a... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Gordon, Amanda (Author) / Buman, Matthew (Advisor) / Der Ananian, Cheryl (Committee member) / Swan, Pamela (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public health / Sedentary Behavior / Social Cognitive Theory / Workplace
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 134 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Exercise and Wellness 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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