Journal article

The association between physical activity and social isolation in community-dwelling older adults

Lauren M Robins, Keith D Hill, Caroline F Finch, Lindy Clemson, Terry Haines

Aging & Mental Health | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Social isolation is an increasing concern in older community-dwelling adults. There is growing need to determine effective interventions addressing social isolation. This study aimed to determine whether a relationship exists between physical activity (recreational and/or household-based) and social isolation. An examination was conducted for whether group- or home-based falls prevention exercise was associated with social isolation. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of telephone survey data was used to investigate relationships between physical activity, health, age, gender, living arrangements, ethnicity and participation in group- or home-based falls prevention exercise on soc..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Postgraduate Award


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award [award number 246750 to Lauren M. Robins]; National Health and Medical Research Council [project ID 546282] in partnership with the Victorian Department of Health; National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship [award number 1069758 to Terry Haines]; National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship [award number 565900 to Caroline F. Finch].