Factors influencing sedentary behaviour: A system based analysis using Bayesian networks within DEDIPAC

Buck, C. and Loyen, A. and Foraita, R. and Van Cauwenberg, J. and De Craemer, M. and Mac Donncha, C. and Oppert, J.M. and Brug, J. and Lien, N. and Cardon, G. and Pigeot, I. and Chastin, S. and on behalf of the DEDIPAC consortium
Decreasing sedentary behaviour (SB) has emerged as a public health priority since prolonged sitting increases the risk of non-communicable diseases. Mostly, the independent association of factors with SB has been investigated, although lifestyle behaviours are conditioned by interdependent factors. Within the DEDIPAC Knowledge Hub, a system of sedentary behaviours (SOS)-framework was created to take interdependency among multiple factors into account. The SOS framework is based on a system approach and was developed by combining evidence synthesis and expert consensus. The present study conducted a Bayesian network analysis to investigate and map the interdependencies between factors associated with SB through the life-course from large scale empirical data.
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