Examining correlates of self-reported and objectively measured physical activity among retirement village residents
Andrea Nathan, Lisa Wood, Billie Giles-Corti
AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING | WILEY | Published : 2014
AIM: Physical activity (PA) patterns of retirement village residents were investigated using self-report and objective measures. METHODS: Residents (n = 323) from retirement villages in Perth, Australia, were surveyed on PA behaviour and various demographic, residency, health-related and mobility factors. Most participants wore accelerometers for 7 days. Retirement village managers (n = 32) were surveyed on village descriptive characteristics, including the provision of amenities and facilities. Logistic regression models examined village and resident characteristics associated with PA. RESULTS: Based on objective measurement, only 27.1% of participants were sufficiently active (n = 288). Wa..View full abstract
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Awarded by NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant
Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship
Funding bodies are gratefully acknowledged - Nathan is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award, Wood by an NHMRC Population Health Capacity Building Grant (#458668) and Giles-Corti by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1004900).