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Table 2 Relationships between refined OFFESS scales, duration and frequency of breaks in occupational sitting in the phase one sample

From: Development and reliability testing of a self-report instrument to measure the office layout as a correlate of occupational sitting

  Scale
  Local connectivity Overall connectivity Co-worker visibility Co-worker proximity
  b(95% CI) b(95% CI) b(95% CI) b(95% CI)
Occupational Sitting (mins /day)     
Total Sample1 0.45 (−21.73- 22.63) −10.03 (−30.71- 10.65) −6.87 (−26.97- 13.24) 23.26 (4.08-42.45)*
Office Type     
Private Enclosed Office (n = 70)2 −20.66 (−76.30- 34.78) 54.25 (8.84- 99.66)* −35.82 (−85.36- 13.72) 26.25 (−20.14- 72.64)
Shared Office (n = 59)2 −41.06 (−107.08- 24.95) −17.34 (−77.85- 43.16) 20.14 (−26.62- 66.89) 21.03 (−28.30- 70.36)
Open Plan Office (n = 172)2 4.67 (−21.00- 30.32) −27.80 (−53.10- -2.50)* −2.67 (−27.34- 22.00) 28.91 (6.22- 51.60)*
Breaks in Sitting (times /day)
Total Sample3 −0.02 (−0.08- 0.034) −0.11 (−0.17- -0.06)* 0.15 (0.09- 0.20)* 0.02 (−0.03- 0.07)
Office Type
Private Enclosed Office (n = 70)4 0.47 (0.34- 0.60)* −0.34 (−0.45- -0.23)* −0.19 (−0.21- -0.08)* 0.15 (0.04- 0.26)*
Shared Office (n = 59)4 0.28 (0.09- 0.47)* −0.19 (−0.35- -0.02)* 0.10 (−0.03- 0.23) 0.02 (−0.11- 0.15)
Open Plan Office (n = 172)4 −0.22 (−0.29- -0.15)* −0.03 (−0.10- 0.05) 0.30 (0.22- 0.37)* 0.01 (−0.05- 0.08)
  1. Notes: *p = <0.05. 1. Covariates included in the analysis – gender, occupational category, autonomy, BMI, age, and office type. 2. Covariates included in the analysis – gender, occupational category, autonomy, BMI, and age. 3. Covariates included in the analysis – gender, occupational category, autonomy, BMI, age, office type, and duration of occupational sitting. 4. Covariates included in the analysis – gender, occupational category, autonomy, BMI, age, and duration of occupational sitting.