Non-Occupational Sitting and Mental Well-Being in Employed Adults

Atkin, Andrew J, Adams, Emma, 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

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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 non-occupational 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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sedentary behaviour,sitting time,mental well-being,effect modification,journal article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 04:23
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 13:16
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62376
DOI: 10.1007/s12160-011-9320-y

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