Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in residential aged care facilities
ISPAH ePoster Library. Parry S. Oct 15, 2018; 225327
Dr. Sharon Parry
Dr. Sharon Parry
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Abstract IntroductionParticipation in physical activity and reduction of sedentary behaviour for older people has physiological, psychological and social benefits. However, there is limited evidence about physical activity levels and sedentary behaviour of residents of aged care facilities. The aim of the study was to evaluate levels of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in independently mobile older adults with and without dementia who were living in residential aged care. A secondary aim was to determine the relationship between functional performance and the variables of physical activity level and sedentary behavior.MethodsParticipants (mean age 84 years ± 8 years, 30% with dementia) were 37 residents of an aged care facility in Perth, Western Australia. Physical activity levels and sedentary behaviour were measured using an accelerometer worn during waking hours for at least five days, and physical function was measured using the Short Physical Performance Battery test. ResultsParticipants with valid accelerometer data (n=28) spent, on average, 85% of the time sedentary, 11.5% of time in low intensity activity, 2.5% in light and 1% in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Physical activity at all levels of intensity was performed in bouts of less than10 minutes. Over half of sedentary time was accumulated in bouts of greater than 30 minutes. There was no relationship between functional performance and the variables of physical activity and sedentary behaviour.ConclusionsResidents were inactive and highly sedentary. The study highlights the need to develop innovative ways of encouraging physical activity and limiting sedentary behaviour in residential aged care.
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