Using technology to change adult sedentary behaviour, physical activity levels and total wellness

Barwais, Faisal Awad (2013) Using technology to change adult sedentary behaviour, physical activity levels and total wellness. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis studied technology’s role in promoting and supporting active lifestyles through behavioural strategies to reduce sedentary time and increase physical activity. The five studies included (1) development of a self-report instrument quantifying daily sedentary behaviour and light-intensity physical activity; (2) establishment of instrument validity and reliability; (3) use of an online personal activity monitor to successfully reduce sedentary time and increase physical activity; (4) identification of positive differences in total wellness as related to high/low levels of sitting time combined with insufficient/sufficient physical activity; and (5) improvement of total wellness through positive changes in sedentary behaviour and physical activity.

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ID Code: 64104
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Cuddihy, Tom, Washington, Tracy, Brymer, Eric, & White, Katherine
Keywords: Physical activity, Sedentary behaviour, The Wellness Evaluation of Lifestyle (WEL), Sedentary behaviour assessment, Accelerometer, Anatomical position, Inclinometer function, Physical activity and sedentary behaviour interven, Online personal activity monitor
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 Nov 2013 00:24
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2015 22:41

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