Sedentarism: A Concept Analysis

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  • Richard Ricciardi MS, NP

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    1. Colonel, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Doctoral Candidate, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
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  • Richard Ricciardi, Colonel, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Doctoral Candidate, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

Author contact: rricciardi@usuhs.mil, with a copy to the Editor: cooperconsulting@socal.rr.com

Abstract

TOPIC. Concept analysis of sedentarism.

PURPOSE. To analyze the concept of sedentarism and provide a definition and model of sedentarism to guide practice and research.

SOURCES. Published literature.

CONCLUSIONS. Prevention and treatment of sedentarism is a priority for healthcare providers serving all developmental groups. Research is urgently needed to describe the prevalence, risk factors, and consequences of sedentarism, and to identify the most effective intervention strategies and public policy changes to promote a physically active lifestyle.

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