Effect of an education-based workplace intervention (move in office with education) on sedentary behaviour and well-being in desk-based workers: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Patel, Ashwini Kumar and Banga, Chavinoor and Chandrasekaran, Baskaran (2022) Effect of an education-based workplace intervention (move in office with education) on sedentary behaviour and well-being in desk-based workers: a cluster randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 28 (3). pp. 1655-1663. ISSN 1080-3548

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Abstract

This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of short-term workplace-based physical activity education on altering sitting outcomes, maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) and occupational well-being. Four office clusters (46 participants) of desk-based workers were randomized to either the move in office with education (MOWE) group or the control (CONT) group for 4 weeks. The outcomes were occupational sedentary time, VO2max and workplace well-being.Data were analysed using non- parametric tests. Our study results did not show any significant change in sitting time or VO2max. Nevertheless, workplace well-being of the MOWE group significantly improved when compared to the CONT group, especially in the domains of work satisfaction (odds ratio 11.67; p = 0.001) and employer care (odds ratio 0.167;p = 0.001).Workplace education (MOWE) improves well-being but may not alter sitting outcomes or VO2max in office workers.Workplace education without policy change may not yield positive health outcomes

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workplace sedentary behaviour; Breaking sitting; Education; Physical activity; Maximal oxygen consumption; Well-being
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2022 12:24
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2022 12:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/159157

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