Definitions of Sedentary in physical-activity-intervention trials: A summary of the literature

Jill Bennett, Kerri Winters-Stone, Lillian Nail, Jennifer Scherer

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This review describes the definitions of sedentary used to screen community-dwelling adults in physical-activity-intervention trials published from 2000 to 2005. Results of 42 trials showed that definitions of sedentary varied from

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-477
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006



  • Exercise
  • Patient selection
  • Recruitment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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