Sedentary behaviours and health-related quality of life. A systematic review and meta-analysis

Monika Boberska , Zofia Szczuka , Magdalena Kruk , Nina Knoll , Jan Keller , Diana Hilda Hohl , Aleksandra Łuszczyńska


Researchers have speculated that sedentary behaviour may reduce healthrelated quality of life (HRQOL), but the extent to which this is true remains unknown. Our study sought to systematically review and synthesise research on the relationship between sedentary behaviours and HRQOL and to investigate if these relationships are moderated by age, health status, and HRQOL domain. The review was registered with PROSPERO (no. CRD42016036342). We searched six electronic databases. The selection process resulted in including k = 27 original studies; k = 18 were included in a meta-analysis. Data were synthesised twice, using the methods of systematic review and meta-analysis, in order to reduce biases related to a small number of included studies. Both the systematic review and meta-analytical methods indicated that lower levels of sedentary behaviours were associated with higher physical HRQOL (estimate of average effect: r = −.140; 95% CI −.191, −.088). Moderator analyses indicated that associations between the physical HRQOL domain and sedentary behaviours may be similar in strength across age- and health status groups. Causal inferences could not be drawn as most studies were cross-sectional. Concluding, sedentary behaviours were related to better physical HRQOL but not reliably to mental and social HRQOL.
Author Monika Boberska (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Monika Boberska,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Zofia Szczuka (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Zofia Szczuka,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Magdalena Kruk (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Magdalena Kruk,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
, Nina Knoll
Nina Knoll,,
, Jan Keller
Jan Keller,,
, Diana Hilda Hohl
Diana Hilda Hohl,,
, Aleksandra Łuszczyńska (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Aleksandra Łuszczyńska,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesHealth Psychology Review, ISSN 1743-7199, (A 50 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in EnglishHealth-related quality of life; sedentary behaviour; metaanalysis; age
ASJC Classification2738 Psychiatry and Mental health; 3203 Clinical Psychology
Languageen angielski
Sedentary behaviours_tekst.pdf 1.6 MB
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Szczuka_oświadczenie.pdf 21.72 KB
Łuszczyńska_oświadczenie.pdf 476 KB
Kruk_oświadczenie.pdf 21.79 KB
Boberska_oświadczenie.pdf 21.85 KB
Score (nominal)50
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 2.803; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 8.597 (2) - 2017=8.699 (5)
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