A review of sedentary behavior assessment in national surveillance systems

Harvey, Danielle ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7783-5944, Milton, Karen, Jones, Andy P. and Atkin, Andrew J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3819-3448 (2023) A review of sedentary behavior assessment in national surveillance systems. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 20 (4). pp. 348-357. ISSN 1543-3080

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Background: Temporal changes in sedentary behavior patterns reflect the evolving nature of our built and social environments, particularly the expanding availability of electronic media. It is important to understand what types of sedentary behavior are assessed in national surveillance to determine whether, and to what extent, they reflect contemporary patterns. The aims of this review were to describe the characteristics of questionnaires used for national surveillance of sedentary behavior and to identify the types of sedentary behaviors being measured. Method: We reviewed questionnaires from national surveillance systems listed on the Global Observatory for Physical Activity (GoPA!) country cards to locate items on sedentary behavior. Questionnaire characteristics were categorized using the Taxonomy of Self-reported Sedentary Behavior Tools (TASST). The purpose and type of sedentary behaviors captured were classified using the Sedentary Behavior International Taxonomy (SIT). Results: Overall, 346 surveillance systems were screened for eligibility, of which 93 were included in this review. Most questionnaires used a single-item direct measure of sitting time (n = 78, 84%). Work and domestic were the most frequently captured purposes of sedentary behavior, while television viewing and computer use were the most frequently captured types of behaviors. Conclusion: National surveillance systems should be periodically reviewed in response to evidence on contemporary behavior patterns in the population and the release of updated public health guidelines.

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Additional Information: Manuscript has been published online as Ahead of Print: Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from The Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2022-0334. © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adults,measurement,sitting time,television,medicine(all),sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2023 09:34
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 01:05
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/91624
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2022-0334

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