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Effect of a novel two-desk sit-to-stand workplace (ACTIVE OFFICE) on sitting time, performance and physiological parameters: protocol for a randomized control trial

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Title
Effect of a novel two-desk sit-to-stand workplace (ACTIVE OFFICE) on sitting time, performance and physiological parameters: protocol for a randomized control trial
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BMC Public Health, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3271-y
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Bernhard Schwartz, Jay M. Kapellusch, Andreas Schrempf, Kathrin Probst, Michael Haller, Arnold Baca

Abstract

Prolonged sitting is ubiquitous in modern society and linked to several diseases. Height-adjustable desks are being used to decrease worksite based sitting time (ST). Single-desk sit-to-stand workplaces exhibit small ST reduction potential and short-term loss in performance. The aim of this paper is to report the study design and methodology of an ACTIVE OFFICE trial. The study was a 1-year three-arm, randomized controlled trial in 18 healthy Austrian office workers. Allocation was done via a regional health insurance, with data collection during Jan 2014 - March 2015. Participants were allocated to either an intervention or control group. Intervention group subjects were provided with traditional or two-desk sit-to-stand workstations in either the first or the second half of the study, while control subjects did not experience any changes during the whole study duration. Sitting time and physical activity (IPAQ-long), cognitive performance (text editing task, Stroop-test, d2R test of attention), workload perception (NASA-TLX) and physiological parameters (salivary cortisol, heartrate variability and body weight) were measured pre- and post-intervention (23 weeks after baseline) for intervention and control periods. Postural changes and sitting/standing time (software logger) were recorded at the workplace for the whole intervention period. This study evaluates the effects of a novel two-desk sit-to-stand workplace on sitting time, physical parameters and work performance of healthy office based workers. If the intervention proves effective, it has a great potential to be implemented in regular workplaces to reduce diseases related to prolonged sitting. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02825303 , July 2016 (retrospectively registered).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Austria 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 211 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 44 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 15%
Student > Bachelor 22 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 8%
Researcher 11 5%
Other 39 18%
Unknown 51 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 31 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 27 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 12%
Engineering 17 8%
Psychology 15 7%
Other 41 19%
Unknown 60 28%

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