# Protocol - Sitting-Sedentary Behavior - Adult

**Related Protocols:**

- Total Physical Activity - Comprehensive - Adolescent
- Total Physical Activity - Comprehensive - Adult
- Total Physical Activity - Comprehensive - Older Adult

**Essential Protocols:**

##### Description:

This protocol is an estimate of how many hours and minutes the person spends sitting during normal situations (e.g., watching television, traveling) on a typical weekday or weekend day. The participant should provide a time estimate in hours and minutes for each situation.

##### Specific Instructions:

None

##### Protocol:

Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: *(please write your answer)*

On a WEEK day | On a WEEKEND day | |||||||

Hours | Minutes | Hours | Minutes | |||||

While traveling to and from places | ||||||||

While at work | ||||||||

While watching television | ||||||||

While using a computer at home | ||||||||

In your leisure time, NOT including television (e.g., visiting friends, movies, dining out, etc.) |

##### Protocol Name from Source:

None

##### Availability:

##### Personnel and Training Required

None

##### Equipment Needs

None

##### Requirements

Requirement Category | Required |
---|---|

Major equipment | No |

Specialized training | No |

Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection | No |

Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual | No |

##### Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

##### Life Stage:

Adult, Senior

##### Participants:

Age 18 or older

##### Selection Rationale

This set of questions is considered low burden and has been validated using accelerometry. The results are predictive of health outcomes.

##### Language

English

##### Standards

Standard | Name | ID | Source |
---|---|---|---|

Common Data Elements (CDE) | Adult Sitting/Sedentary Behavior Assessment Text | 3060839 | CDE Browser |

Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) | Sit sedentary behav adult proto | 62827-1 | LOINC |

##### Derived Variables

None

##### Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel #1 reviewed the measures in the Anthropometrics, Diabetes, Physical Activity and Physical Fitness, and Nutrition and Dietary Supplements domains.

Guidance from the ERP includes:

• Revised descriptions of measure

Back-compatible: no changes to Data Dictionary

Previous version in Toolkit archive (link)

##### Source

Marshall, A. L., Miller, Y. D., Burton, N. W., & Brown, W. J. (2010). Measuring total and domain-specific sitting: A study of reliability and validity. *Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise*, 42(6), 1094-1102.

##### General References

Clark, B. K., Sugiyama, T., Healy, G. N., Salmon, J., Dunstan, D. W., & Owen, N. (2009). Validity and reliability of measures of television viewing time and other non-occupational sedentary behaviour of adults: A review. *Obesity Reviews,* *10*(1), 7-16.

##### Protocol ID:

150601

##### Variables:

Export VariablesVariable Name | Variable ID | Variable Description | Version | dbGaP Mapping |
---|---|---|---|---|

PX150601_Computer_Weekday_Hours | PX150601040100 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While using a computer at home On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Computer_Weekday_Minutes | PX150601040200 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While using a computer at home On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Computer_Weekend_Hours | PX150601040300 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While using a computer at home On a WEEKEND day | N/A | |

PX150601_Computer_Weekend_Minutes | PX150601040400 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While using a computer at home On a WEEKEND day | N/A | |

PX150601_Leisure_Weekday_Hours | PX150601050100 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: In your leisure time, NOT including television (e.g., visiting friends, movies, dining out, etc.) On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Leisure_Weekday_Minutes | PX150601050200 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: In your leisure time, NOT including television (e.g., visiting friends, movies, dining out, etc.) On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Leisure_Weekend_Hours | PX150601050300 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: In your leisure time, NOT including television (e.g., visiting friends, movies, dining out, etc.) On a WEEKEND day | N/A | |

PX150601_Leisure_Weekend_Minutes | PX150601050400 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: In your leisure time, NOT including television (e.g., visiting friends, movies, dining out, etc.) On a WEEKEND day | N/A | |

PX150601_Television_Weekday_Hours | PX150601030100 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While watching television On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Television_Weekday_Minutes | PX150601030200 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While watching television On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Television_Weekend_Hours | PX150601030300 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While watching television On a WEEKEND day | N/A | |

PX150601_Television_Weekend_Minutes | PX150601030400 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While watching television On a WEEKEND day | N/A | |

PX150601_Travel_Weekday_Hours | PX150601010100 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While traveling to and from places On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Travel_Weekday_Minutes | PX150601010200 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While traveling to and from places On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Travel_Weekend_Hours | PX150601010300 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While traveling to and from places On a WEEKEND day | N/A | |

PX150601_Travel_Weekend_Minutes | PX150601010400 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While traveling to and from places On a WEEKEND day | N/A | |

PX150601_Work_Weekday_Hours | PX150601020100 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While at work On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Work_Weekday_Minutes | PX150601020200 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While at work On a WEEK day | N/A | |

PX150601_Work_Weekend_Hours | PX150601020300 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While at work On a WEEKEND day | N/A | |

PX150601_Work_Weekend_Minutes | PX150601020400 | Please estimate how many hours you spend SITTING EACH DAY in the following situations: While at work On a WEEKEND day | N/A |

##### Measure Name:

Sitting/Sedentary Behavior

##### Release Date:

October 1, 2015

##### Definition

An estimate of the amount of time a person spends doing sedentary activities during a typical day or week

##### Purpose

Sedentary activities require minimal energy expenditure (e.g., fewer than 1.5 metabolic equivalents). Although it is under intense study, being sedentary may contribute to obesity and chronic health problems (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease). The rates of overweight and obese children, adolescents, and adults are increasing and have become a major public health concern.

##### Keywords

Physical Activity and Physical Fitness, leisure, exercise, ASAQ, ALSWH