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Non-occupational sitting and mental well-being in employed adults

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posted on 03.11.2015, 14:40 by Andrew J. Atkin, Emma Adams, Fiona C. Bull, Stuart Biddle
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

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Volume

43

Issue

2

Pages

181 - 188

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.

Publisher

Springer-Verlag (© The Society of Behavioral Medicine 2011)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2012

Notes

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-011-9320-y

ISSN

0883-6612

Language

en

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