Opinions on the nomenclature, constructs and domains of the taxonomy

A draft taxonomy is presented to stimulate debate


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  1. Bronwyn Clark says:

    The facets should include: Posture, Timing, Environment, Purpose (broad and specific), Social, Concurrent risk behaviours

  2. Prof Tim Olds says:

    “superdomain: sedentary behaviour
    macrodomains: screen time, non-screen time
    screen time: TV, computer, videogames, mobile devices
    non-screen time: passive transport, socialising, quiet time
    (e.g.) quiet time: listen to music, sit quietly, spiritual …”

  3. Dr Helen Hawley says:

    I am woundering whether function should be considered and IADL and BADL, but it is how this fits within your existing catagories. Also, whether this is useful when taking a lifecourse approach rather than looking at oldr adults or could this be specific catagory when looking at older adults aspect of the taxonomy?

  4. Juliet Little says:

    Social Interaction
    Reason for Behaviour – it is important to define the reason and context of sedentary behaviour as we do require some sedentary times in the day for activities such as resting or eating and also may be associated with other positive activities such as social interaction.
    Associated Activities – sitting/lying whilst………..
    Pre or Post Behaviours/Outcome of Behaviour – is the sedentary activity as a result or in preparation of another “

  5. Ellen Freiberger says:

    “Again based on the ICF model which guide a lot of research approaches it would be :
    body structure/function ==> activitation ==> participation and then aspects of environmental influences (could also be guided through the Person-Fit model) and personal factors e.g. self-efficacy, norms and values as well as self-control (which we know are playing important roles in changes of motor behavior)”

  6. Dr Samuel Nyman says:

    You’ve done well to capture the important things here with the SHEEPP. Perhaps you’re only missing psychological variables such as depression, personality, and factors that may lead to activity avoidance such as fear of falls. I.e. an emotional component. Environment could also include factors of the physical environment rather than just location (temperature, lighting, etc.). I assume comorbidities, long-term health conditions, etc. would come under health.

  7. Roger Staff says:


  8. Mark Tremblay says:

    “sitting vs reclining

    work/school/child care vs transport vs leisure/discretionary

    tv, computer, video game, small screen and total sedentary screen time

    non-screen sedentary time – reading, socilaizing (in person), recreation (e.g., board games, cards, listen to music), eating, grooming
    indoor vs outdoor

    SITT variables need to be collected (Sedentary time – total time; Interruptions to sedentary behaviours; Time, duration of sedentary behaviours – average length’ Type – what this taxonomy focuses on.”

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