Working From Home and Job Loss Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Are Associated With Greater Time in Sedentary Behaviors

dc.contributor.author McDowell, Cillian
dc.contributor.author Meyer, Jacob
dc.contributor.author Herring, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Lansing, Jeni
dc.contributor.author Brower, Cassandra
dc.contributor.author Meyer, Jacob
dc.contributor.department Kinesiology
dc.date 2021-01-20T22:38:25.000
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-26T02:28:57Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-26T02:28:57Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2020
dc.date.issued 2020-11-05
dc.description.abstract <p>Objectives: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, major changes to how, or even whether, we work have occurred. This study examines associations of changing COVID-19-related employment conditions with physical activity and sedentary behavior.</p> <p>Methods: Data from 2,303 US adults in employment prior to COVID-19 were collected April 3rd−7th, 2020. Participants reported whether their employment remained unchanged, they were working from home (WFH) when they had not been before, or they lost their job due to the pandemic. Validated questionnaires assessed physical activity, sitting time, and screen time. Linear regression quantified associations of COVID-19-related employment changes with physical activity, sitting time, and screen time, controlling for age, sex, race, BMI, smoking status, marital status, chronic conditions, household location, public health restrictions, and recalled physical activity, sitting time, and screen time prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>Results: Compared to those whose employment remained unchanged, participants whose employment changed (either WFH or lost their job) due to COVID-19 reported higher sitting time (WFH: g = 0.153, 95% CI = 0.095–0.210; lost job: g = 0.212, 0.113–0.311) and screen time (WFH: g = 0.158, 0.104–0.212; lost job: g = 0.193, 0.102–0.285). There were no significant group differences for physical activity (WFH: g = −0.030, −0.101 to 0.042; lost job: g=-0.070, −0.178 to 0.037).</p> <p>Conclusion: COVID-19 related employment changes were associated with greater sitting and screen time. As sedentary time is consistently negatively associated with current and future health and wellbeing, increased sedentary time due to employment changes is a public health concern.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as McDowell CP, Herring MP, Lansing J, Brower C and Meyer JD (2020) Working From Home and Job Loss Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Are Associated With Greater Time in Sedentary Behaviors. <em>Front. Public Health</em> 8:597619. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.597619. </p>
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dc.source.uri 10.3389/fpubh.2020.597619
dc.subject.disciplines Community Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subject.disciplines Exercise Science
dc.subject.disciplines Kinesiology
dc.subject.disciplines Movement and Mind-Body Therapies
dc.title Working From Home and Job Loss Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Are Associated With Greater Time in Sedentary Behaviors
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