Sitting time In adults 65 years and over: behaviour, knowledge, and intentions to change

Alley, Stephanie and van Uffelen, Jannique G. Z. and Duncan, Mitch J. and De Cocker, Katrien and Schoeppe, Stephanie and Rebar, Amanda L. and Vandelanotte, Corneel (2018) Sitting time In adults 65 years and over: behaviour, knowledge, and intentions to change. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 26 (2). pp. 276-283. ISSN 1063-8652

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Abstract

This study examined sitting time, knowledge and intentions to change sitting time in older adults. An online survey was completed by 494 Australians aged 65+. Average daily sitting was high (9.0 hrs). Daily sitting time was the highest during TV (3.3 hrs), computer (2.1 hrs) and leisure (1.7 hrs). A regression analysis demonstrated that women were more knowledgeable about the health risks of sitting compared to men. The percentage of older adults intending to sit less were the highest for TV (24%), leisure (24%) and computer (19%) sitting time. Regression analyses demonstrated that intentions varied by gender (for TV sitting), education (leisure and work sitting), BMI (computer, leisure and transport sitting) and physical activity (TV, computer and leisure sitting). Interventions should target older adults' TV, computer and leisure time sitting, with a focus on intentions in older males and older adults with low education, those who are active and those with a normal weight.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Submitted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 04:55
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 05:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: behaviour change; intentions; older adults; sedentary behaviour; sitting time; prolonged sitting
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1123/japa.2016-0304
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36950

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