P. Dean Cooley

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a workplace health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on the mean arterial pressure (MAP) of desk-based employees. METHODS This randomized controlled trial involved an experimental group who received an e-health intervention and a control group who did not. The 13-week intervention passively(More)
BACKGROUND Desk-based employees face multiple workplace health hazards such as insufficient physical activity and prolonged sitting. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to increase workday energy expenditure by interrupting prolonged occupational sitting time and introducing short-bursts of physical activity to employees' daily work habits. (More)
OBJECTIVE In the present study, we examined the effect of working while seated, while standing, or while walking on measures of short-term memory, working memory, selective and sustained attention, and information-processing speed. BACKGROUND The advent of computer-based technology has revolutionized the adult workplace, such that average adult full-time(More)
BACKGROUND With the advent of workplace health and wellbeing programs designed to address prolonged occupational sitting, tools to measure behaviour change within this environment should derive from empirical evidence. In this study we measured aspects of validity and reliability for the Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire that asks(More)
ISSUE ADDRESSED This study investigated the effectiveness of positive and negative-themed message prompts encouraging stair use at the point of choice between an elevator and stairwell in a professional workplace. METHODS A simple time series design using two control periods assessed the efficacy of positive and negative messages on the pedestrian choice(More)
Sedentary behaviour is increasing and has been identified as a potential significant health risk, particularly for desk-based employees. The development of sit-stand workstations in the workplace is one approach to reduce sedentary behaviour. However, there is uncertainty about the effects of sit-stand workstations on cognitive functioning. A sample of 36(More)
Inclusion of students with disabilities (SwD) in Australian health and physical education (HPE) classes is on the rise. Reasonable adjustment to assist inclusive practice is often accomplished through the use of teaching assistants, or paraprofessionals. While this practice is commonly understood within the classroom, this approach remains obscure in the(More)
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