Despite their popularity, the effectiveness of stand-up desks and other techniques intendedfocused on getting people to sit less at work is largely unpredictable, according to a methodical evaluation of published research performed by Cochrane Partnership authors.

Kay Dickersin, PhD, a teacher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who is likewise director of the United States Cochrane Center, one of 13 centers worldwide taking part in The Cochrane Partnership, can talk to the findings.

The evaluation looked at 20 researches with over 2,000 individuals from the US, the UK and Europe.