A1 Journal article (refereed)
Accelerometer-measured physical activity and sedentary behavior in nonagenarians : Associations with self-reported physical activity, anthropometric, sociodemographic, health and cognitive characteristics (2023)


Aaltonen, S., Urjansson, M., Varjonen, A., Vähä-Ypyä, H., Iso-Markku, P., Kaartinen, S., Vasankari, T., Kujala, U. M., Silventoinen, K., Kaprio, J., & Vuoksimaa, E. (2023). Accelerometer-measured physical activity and sedentary behavior in nonagenarians : Associations with self-reported physical activity, anthropometric, sociodemographic, health and cognitive characteristics. PLoS ONE, 18(12), e0294817. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0294817


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Publication details

All authors or editorsAaltonen, Sari; Urjansson, Mia; Varjonen, Anni; Vähä-Ypyä, Henri; Iso-Markku, Paula; Kaartinen, Sara; Vasankari, Tommi; Kujala, Urho M.; Silventoinen, Karri; Kaprio, Jaakko; et al.

Journal or seriesPLoS ONE

eISSN1932-6203

Publication year2023

Publication date06/12/2023

Volume18

Issue number12

Pages rangee0294817

PublisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0294817

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92292


Abstract

Background
Research on device-based physical activity in the oldest-old adults is scarce. We examined accelerometer-measured physical activity and sedentary behavior in nonagenarians. We also investigated how the accelerometer characteristics associate with nonagenarians’ self-reported physical activity, anthropometric, sociodemographic, health and cognitive characteristics.

Methods
Nonagenarians from a population-based cohort study (N = 38, mean age 91.2) used accelerometers during the waking hours for seven days. They also participated in a health survey and cognitive telephone interview. The Wald test and Pearson and polyserial correlations were used to analyze the data.

Results
The participants’ average day consisted of 2931 steps, 11 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and 13.6 hours of sedentary time. Physical activity bouts less than 3 minutes per day and sedentary time bouts of 20–60 minutes per day were the most common. No sex differences were found. Many accelerometer-measured and self-reported physical activity characteristics correlated positively (correlations ≥0.34, p-values <0.05). The low levels of many accelerometer-measured physical activity characteristics associated with low education (correlations ≥0.25, p-values <0.05), dizziness (correlations ≤-0.42, p-values <0.01) and fear of falling (correlations ≤-0.45, p-values <0.01). Fear of falling was also associated with accelerometer-measured sedentary behavior characteristics (correlations -0.42 or ≥0.43).

Conclusions
Nonagenarians were mostly sedentary and low in physical activity, but individual variability existed. Accelerometer-measured and self-reported physical activity had a good consistency. Education, dizziness and fear of falling were consistently related to accelerometer-measured characteristics in nonagenarians.


Keywordsphysical activitysociodemographic characteristicshealthcognition


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Reporting Year2023

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