Application of the Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire (OSPAQ) to Office Based Workers

Refereed Journal Article

Project:

Active Workplaces

Authors:

Assoc. Prof. Jonine Jancey, Professor Marian Tye, Professor Sarah McGann, Krysten Blackford, Professor Andy Lee

Published:

2014

Published In:

BMC Public Health

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This preliminary study confirmed the suitability of the Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire (OSPAQ) as an acceptable measure of physical activity and sedentary behaviour at work, with attachment of an accelerometer to the waist proposed to be the most effective method of measure. Ongoing assessment of the validity of such measures is crucial to developing effective interventions in light of the widespread recognition of the adverse health outcomes of sedentary behaviours in the workplace, including cardiovascular disease, obesity and cancer.

How to cite:

Jancey, J. M., M. Tye, S. McGann, K. Blackford, and A. H. Lee. 2014.“Application of the Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire (OSPAQ) to office based workers.” BMC Public Health 14 (1).

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