Examining correlates of self-reported and objectively measured physical activity among retirement village residents

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Abstract

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). Walking was one of the most popular PA modes. Few village characteristics were associated with PA; however, villages located in more walkable neighbourhoods increased participants’ odds of transport walking. Travelling outside the village daily also increased PA odds.
Conclusions
Most residents were insufficiently active to gain health benefits. Considering individual and environmental factors, within the retirement village and neighbourhood settings, and associations with PA, warrants attention.
LanguageEnglish
Pages250-256
JournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
Volume33
Issue number4
Early online date16 Sep 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2014

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