Journal article

Associations of total amount and patterns of objectively measured sedentary behavior with performance-based physical function.

Yung Liao, Hsiu-Hua Hsu, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Mohammad Javad Koohsari, Koichiro Oka

Prev Med Rep | Published : 2018

Abstract

Although greater sedentary time has been found to be associated with negative health impacts, little is known whether the specific pattern of sedentary behavior (i.e. sedentary bouts, breaks and durations) are associated with physical function among older adults. The present study examined the associations between objectively measured sedentary behavior and physical function among older Japanese adults. A total of 174 male and 107 female community-dwelling older Japanese adults aged 65-84 years (mean age: 74.5 ± 5.2 years) were recruited. Sedentary behavior and physical activity were assessed using a triaxial accelerometer. Physical function was measured through hand grip strength, eye-open ..

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