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The effect of an e-health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on mean arterial pressure
Methods: This randomised controlled trial involved an experimental group who received an e-health intervention, and an in-waiting group who did not. The 13-week intervention passively prompted participants to stand and engage in short bouts of office-based physical activity by interrupting prolonged occupational sitting time periodically throughout the workday. Mean arterial pressure was measured at pre-test and at post-test.
Results: Between pre-test and post-test the experimental group significantly reduced their mean arterial pressure, whereas the in-waiting group increased their mean arterial pressure.
Conclusions: A workplace health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting was effective in decreasing mean arterial pressure in desk-based employees.
Publication titleJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of publicationUnited States
Rights statementCopyright 2014 by American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine