Reducing sitting time in obese older adults: the I-STAND randomized controlled trial

Rosenberg, Dori E. and Anderson, Melissa L. and Renz, Anne and Matson, Therea E. and Lee, Amy K. and Greenwood-Hickman, Mikael Anne and Arterburn, David E. and Gardiner, Paul A. ORCID: and Kerr, Jacqeline and McClure, Jennifer B. (2020) Reducing sitting time in obese older adults: the I-STAND randomized controlled trial. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 28 (6). pp. 864-874. ISSN 1063-8652


Background: The authors tested the efficacy of the 'I-STAND' intervention for reducing sitting time, a novel and potentially health-promoting approach, in older adults with obesity. Methods: The authors recruited 60 people (mean age = 68 ± 4.9 years, 68% female, 86% White; mean body mass index = 35.4). The participants were randomized to receive the I-STAND sitting reduction intervention (n = 29) or healthy living control group (n = 31) for 12 weeks. At baseline and at 12 weeks, the participants wore activPAL devices to assess sitting time (primary outcome). Secondary outcomes included fasting glucose, blood pressure, and weight. Linear regression models assessed between-group differences in the outcomes. Results: The I-STAND participants significantly reduced their sitting time compared with the controls (–58 min per day; 95% confidence interval [–100.3, –15.6]; p = .007). There were no statistically significant changes in the secondary outcomes. Conclusion: I-STAND was efficacious in reducing sitting time, but not in changing health outcomes in older adults with obesity. © 2020 Human Kinetics, Inc.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2021 23:57
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 06:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: cardiovascular health; obesity; sedentary behavior
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110308 Geriatrics and Gerontology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420603 Health promotion
32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320210 Geriatrics and gerontology
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
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