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

Atkin, Andrew J. and Adams, Emma and Bull, Fiona C. and Biddle, Stuart J. H. (2012) Non-occupational sitting and mental well-being in employed adults. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43 (2). pp. 181-188. ISSN 0883-6612

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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 06:15
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 06:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effect modification; Mental wellbeing; Sedentary behaviour; Sitting time;
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110602 Exercise Physiology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s12160-011-9320-y
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31853

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