Development and reliability testing of a self-report instrument to measure the office layout as a correlate of occupational sitting.

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  • Author(s): Duncan, Mitch J., ORCID 0000-0002-9166-6195. Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Physical Activity Studies, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, Duncan, Mitch J., ORCID 0000-0002-9166-6195. Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Physical Activity Studies, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, ; Rashid, Mahbub. Department of Architecture, School of Architecture, Design, and Planning, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US; Vandelanotte, Corneel, ORCID Vandelanotte, Corneel, ORCID 0000-0002-4445-8094. Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Physical Activity Studies, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia; Cutumisu, Nicoleta. Sedentary Living Laboratory, Alberta Centre for Active Living, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Plotnikoff, Ronald C.. Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia
  • Source:
    The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Vol 10, Feb 4, 2013. ArtID: 16
  • Publisher:
    United Kingdom : BioMed Central Limited
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Journal Article
  • Publication Type:
    Journal; Peer Reviewed Journal
  • Additional Information
    • Address:
      Duncan, Mitch J., Central Queensland University, Institute for Health and Social Science Research, Centre for Physical Activity Studies, Bld 18, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia, m.duncan@cqu.edu.au
    • Source:
      Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act
    • ISSN:
      1479-5868 (Electronic)
    • Keywords:
      development, reliability testing, self-report instrument, office layout, occupational sitting, spatial configurations, office environments
    • Abstract:
      Background: Spatial configurations of office environments assessed by Space Syntax methodologies are related to employee movement patterns. These methods require analysis of floors plans which are not readily available in large population-based studies or otherwise unavailable. Therefore a self-report instrument to assess spatial configurations of office environments using four scales was developed. Methods: The scales are: local connectivity (16 items), overall connectivity (11 items), visibility of co-workers (10 items), and proximity of co-workers (5 items). A panel cohort (N = 1154) completed an online survey, only data from individuals employed in office-based occupations (n = 307) were used to assess scale measurement properties. To assess test-retest reliability a separate sample of 37 office-based workers completed the survey on two occasions 7.7 (±3.2) days apart. Redundant scale items were eliminated using factor analysis; Chronbach’s α was used to evaluate internal consistency and test re-test reliability (retest-ICC). ANOVA was employed to examine differences between office types (Private, Shared, Open) as a measure of construct validity. Generalized Linear Models were used to examine relationships between spatial configuration scales and the duration of and frequency of breaks in occupational sitting. Results: The number of items on all scales were reduced, Chronbach’s α and ICCs indicated good scale internal consistency and test re-test reliability: local connectivity (5 items; α = 0.70; retest-ICC = 0.84), overall connectivity (6 items; α = 0.86; retest-ICC = 0.87), visibility of co-workers (4 items; α = 0.78; retest-ICC = 0.86), and proximity of co-workers (3 items; α = 0.85; retest-ICC = 0.70). Significant (p ≤ 0.001) differences, in theoretically expected directions, were observed for all scales between office types, except overall connectivity. Significant associations were observed between all scales and occupational sitting behaviour (p ≤ 0.05). Conclusion: All scales have good measurement properties indicating the instrument may be a useful alternative to Space Syntax to examine environmental correlates of occupational sitting in population surveys. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
      Adult; Analysis of Variance; Cohort Studies; Data Collection; Environment Design; Female; Health Behavior; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Occupations; Posture; Reproducibility of Results; Sedentary Lifestyle; Self Report; Surveys and Questionnaires; Workplace
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Tests & Testing (2220)
      Working Conditions & Industrial Safety (3670)
    • Population:
      Human
      Male
      Female
    • Location:
      Australia
    • Age Group:
      Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
    • Tests & Measures:
      Neighbourhood Environment Walkability Scale
      Physical Activity Neighbourhood Environment Survey
      Perceived Workplace Environment Policy Scale
      Local Connectivity Scale
      Overall Connectivity Scale
      Co-worker Visibility Scale
      Proximity of Co-worker Scale
      Office Environment and Sitting Scale   DOI: 10.1037/t24289-000
    • Grant Sponsorship:
      Sponsor: CQ University, Australia
      Other Details: Research Development and Innovation Merit Grant
      Recipients: No recipient indicated

      Sponsor: National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
      Grant Number: 519778
      Recipients: Vandelanotte, Corneel

      Sponsor: National Heart Foundation of Australia, Australia
      Grant Number: PH 07B 3303
      Other Details: post-doctoral research fellowship
      Recipients: Vandelanotte, Corneel

      Sponsor: National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
      Other Details: Senior Research Fellowship
      Recipients: Plotnikoff, Ronald C.
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Quantitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      First Posted: Feb 4, 2013; Accepted: Jan 24, 2013; First Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
    • Publication Date:
      20130408
    • Publication Date:
      20131014
    • Copyright:
      This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.. Duncan et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.. 2013
    • Accession Number:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-10-16
    • Accession Number:
      23379485
    • Accession Number:
      2013-09237-001
    • Number of Citations in Source:
      53
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DUNCAN, M. J. et al. Development and reliability testing of a self-report instrument to measure the office layout as a correlate of occupational sitting. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, [s. l.], v. 10, 2013. DOI 10.1186/1479-5868-10-16. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2013-09237-001. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Duncan MJ, Rashid M, Vandelanotte C, Cutumisu N, Plotnikoff RC. Development and reliability testing of a self-report instrument to measure the office layout as a correlate of occupational sitting. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2013;10. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-16
    • APA:
      Duncan, M. J., Rashid, M., Vandelanotte, C., Cutumisu, N., & Plotnikoff, R. C. (2013). Development and reliability testing of a self-report instrument to measure the office layout as a correlate of occupational sitting. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-10-16
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Duncan, Mitch J., Mahbub Rashid, Corneel Vandelanotte, Nicoleta Cutumisu, and Ronald C. Plotnikoff. 2013. “Development and Reliability Testing of a Self-Report Instrument to Measure the Office Layout as a Correlate of Occupational Sitting.” The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 10 (February). doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-16.
    • Harvard:
      Duncan, M. J. et al. (2013) ‘Development and reliability testing of a self-report instrument to measure the office layout as a correlate of occupational sitting’, The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-16.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Duncan, MJ, Rashid, M, Vandelanotte, C, Cutumisu, N & Plotnikoff, RC 2013, ‘Development and reliability testing of a self-report instrument to measure the office layout as a correlate of occupational sitting’, The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol. 10, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Duncan, Mitch J., et al. “Development and Reliability Testing of a Self-Report Instrument to Measure the Office Layout as a Correlate of Occupational Sitting.” The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, vol. 10, Feb. 2013. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-16.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Duncan, Mitch J., Mahbub Rashid, Corneel Vandelanotte, Nicoleta Cutumisu, and Ronald C. Plotnikoff. “Development and Reliability Testing of a Self-Report Instrument to Measure the Office Layout as a Correlate of Occupational Sitting.” The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 10 (February 4, 2013). doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-16.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Duncan MJ, Rashid M, Vandelanotte C, Cutumisu N, Plotnikoff RC. Development and reliability testing of a self-report instrument to measure the office layout as a correlate of occupational sitting. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity [Internet]. 2013 Feb 4 [cited 2020 Nov 28];10. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2013-09237-001