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The SOS-framework (Systems of Sedentary behaviours):an international transdisciplinary consensus framework for the study of determinants, research priorities and policy on sedentary behaviour across the life course: a DEDIPAC-study

Chastin, Sebastien F. M. and De Craemer, Marieke and Lien, Nanna and Bernaards, Claire and Buck, Christoph and Oppert, Jean-Michel and Nazare, Julie-Anne and Lakerveld, Jeroen and O'Donoghue, Grainne and Holdsworth, Michelle and Owen, Neville and Brug, Johannes and Cardon, Greet and Swainson, Michelle and , DEDIPAC consortium, expert working group and consensus panel (2016) The SOS-framework (Systems of Sedentary behaviours):an international transdisciplinary consensus framework for the study of determinants, research priorities and policy on sedentary behaviour across the life course: a DEDIPAC-study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13. ISSN 1479-5868

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Abstract

Background Ecological models are currently the most used approaches to classify and conceptualise determinants of sedentary behaviour, but these approaches are limited in their ability to capture the complexity of and interplay between determinants. The aim of the project described here was to develop a transdisciplinary dynamic framework, grounded in a system-based approach, for research on determinants of sedentary behaviour across the life span and intervention and policy planning and evaluation. Methods A comprehensive concept mapping approach was used to develop the Systems Of Sedentary behaviours (SOS) framework, involving four main phases: (1) preparation, (2) generation of statements, (3) structuring (sorting and ranking), and (4) analysis and interpretation. The first two phases were undertaken between December 2013 and February 2015 by the DEDIPAC KH team (DEterminants of DIet and Physical Activity Knowledge Hub). The last two phases were completed during a two-day consensus meeting in June 2015. Results During the first phase, 550 factors regarding sedentary behaviour were listed across three age groups (i.e., youths, adults and older adults), which were reduced to a final list of 190 life course factors in phase 2 used during the consensus meeting. In total, 69 international delegates, seven invited experts and one concept mapping consultant attended the consensus meeting. The final framework obtained during that meeting consisted of six clusters of determinants: Physical Health and Wellbeing (71 % consensus), Social and Cultural Context (59 % consensus), Built and Natural Environment (65 % consensus), Psychology and Behaviour (80 % consensus), Politics and Economics (78 % consensus), and Institutional and Home Settings (78 % consensus). Conducting studies on Institutional Settings was ranked as the first research priority. The view that this framework captures a system-based map of determinants of sedentary behaviour was expressed by 89 % of the participants. Conclusion Through an international transdisciplinary consensus process, the SOS framework was developed for the determinants of sedentary behaviour through the life course. Investigating the influence of Institutional and Home Settings was deemed to be the most important area of research to focus on at present and potentially the most modifiable. The SOS framework can be used as an important tool to prioritise future research and to develop policies to reduce sedentary time.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consensus ; Diet ; Environment ; Exercise ; Health Behavior ; Health Policy ; Humans ; International Cooperation ; Research ; Sedentary Lifestyle ; Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
ID Code: 87605
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 06 Sep 2017 09:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2017 02:04
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/87605

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