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30 May 2017

Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) Terminology Consensus Project: presentation @ ISBNPA 2017 and IJBNPA

Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) Terminology Consensus Project: presentation @ ISBNPA 2017 and IJBNPA

Bellow is the abstract of the IJBNPA publication about the Sedentary Behavior Research Network Terminology Consensus Project
The SBRN Terminology Consensus Project symposium will be chaired by Mark Tremblay (session presenters after the abstract).
 
Abstract

Background: The prominence of sedentary behavior research in health science has grown rapidly. With this growth there is increasing urgency for clear, common and accepted terminology and definitions. Such standardization is difficult to achieve, especially across multi-disciplinary researchers, practitioners, and industries. The Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) undertook a Terminology Consensus Project to address this need.  Method: First, a literature review was completed to identify key terms in sedentary behavior research. These key terms were then reviewed and modified by a Steering Committee formed by SBRN. Next, SBRN members were invited to contribute to this project and interested participants reviewed and provided feedback on the proposed list of terms and draft definitions through an online survey. Finally, a conceptual model and consensus definitions (including caveats and examples for all age groups and functional abilities) were finalized based on the feedback received from the 87 SBRN member participants who responded to the original invitation and survey.
Results: Consensus definitions for the terms physical inactivity, stationary behavior, sedentary behavior, standing, screen time, non-screen-based sedentary time, sitting, reclining, lying, sedentary behavior pattern, as well as how the terms bouts, breaks, and interruptions should be used in this context are provided.
Conclusion: It is hoped that the definitions resulting from this comprehensive, transparent, and broad-based participatory process will result in standardized terminology that is widely supported and adopted, thereby advancing future research, interventions, policies, and practices related to sedentary behaviors.

Sedentary Behaviour Research Network: Terminology Consensus Project (Convenor: Prof. Mark Tremblay)
Convenor: Mark Tremblay
Discussant: Mark Tremblay

Order of presentation in the symposium: First
Confusion, Contradiction and Consternation: Importance and Implications of Harmonizing Definitions in Sedentary Behaviour Research
Presenter: Prof. Mai  Chinapaw
Co-authors: 
Dr. Teatske Altenburg 1
Affiliations:
1. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Order of presentation in the symposium: Second
SBRN Terminology Consensus Project: Methods and Survey Results
Presenter: Ms. Salome  Aubert
Co-authors: 
Mr. Joel Barnes 1, Dr. Teatske Altenburg 2, Dr. Val Carson 3, Dr. Amy Latimer 4, Dr. Travis Saunders 5, Prof. Sebastien Chastin 6, Prof. Mai Chinapaw 2, Prof. Mark Tremblay 1
Affiliations:
1. Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 
2. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 
3. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 
4. Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 
5. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, 
6. Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland

Order of presentation in the symposium: Third
SBRN Consensus Definitions, Caveats and Examples
Presenter: Dr. Travis  Saunders
Co-authors: 
Dr. Teatske Altenburg 2, Dr. Val Carson 3, Dr. Amy Latimer 4, Ms. Salome Aubert 5, Prof. Sebastien Chastin 6, Prof. Mai Chinapaw 2, Mr. Joel Barnes 5, Prof. Mark Tremblay 5
Affiliations:
1. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, 
2. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 
3. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 
4. Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 
5. Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 
6. Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland