Cross-sectional associations of environmental perception with leisure-time physical activity and screen time among older adults
ISPAH ePoster Library. Hsueh M. Oct 16, 2018; 225104; 79
Dr. Ming-Chun Hsueh
Dr. Ming-Chun Hsueh
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Abstract Introduction:<\b>
This study investigated the associations of perceived environmental factors with leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) and screen time (ST) among older adults.Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted by administering computer-assisted telephone interviews to 1,028 older Taiwanese adults in November 2016. Data on personal factors, perceived environmental factors, LTPA and ST were included in the study. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated to examine the associations between environmental perception with LTPA and ST by using logistic regression analyses. Results:<\b>
The results showed that after adjusting for potential confounders, older adults who perceived their neighborhood with good access to shops (AS) and good access to public transportation (AT) were more likely to meet sufficient LTPA (AS: OR= 1.64, 95% CI: 1.16-2.32; AT: OR= 1.43; 95%CI, 1.00-2.03) and less likely to have excessive ST (AS: OR = 0.70; 95%CI: 0.50-0.97; AT: OR = 0.64; 95%CI: 0.46-0.90). Conclusion:<\b>
Different perceived environmental factors were also found to be associated with LTPA and ST, respectively. This study highlights environment perception as a crucial factor for LTPA and ST. These findings suggest that policy makers and physical activity intervention designers should develop both common and individual environmental strategies in order to improve and increase awareness of the neighborhood environment to promote LTPA and reduce ST among older adults.Keywords: the senior citizens; perceived environmental factor; recreational physical activity; screen based sedentary behavior
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