A1 Journal article (refereed)
The Relationship Between Sleep Characteristics and Unmet Physical Activity Need in Older Women (2020)

Palmberg, L., Viljanen, A., Rantanen, T., Kaprio, J., & Rantakokko, M. (2020). The Relationship Between Sleep Characteristics and Unmet Physical Activity Need in Older Women. Journal of Aging and Health, 32(3-4), 199-207. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264318814021

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All authors or editors: Palmberg, Lotta; Viljanen, Anne; Rantanen, Taina; Kaprio, Jaakko; Rantakokko, Merja

Journal or series: Journal of Aging and Health

ISSN: 0898-2643

eISSN: 1552-6887

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 32

Issue number: 3-4

Pages range: 199-207

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264318814021

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75243


Objective: We examined among older women the association of sleep quality, daytime tiredness, and sleep duration with unmet physical activity need, that is, wishing to be more physically active but perceiving no opportunity for it. Method: Cross-sectional logistic regression analyses among women aged 74 to 86 years (Finnish Twin Study on Aging, third wave, n = 302). Results: Thirty-one participants reported unmet physical activity need. Short sleepers had fivefold and long sleepers threefold odds for unmet physical activity need compared with normative sleepers, while for daytime tiredness the odds were double. Presence of daytime tiredness and unmet physical activity coincided with higher prevalence of chronic diseases, depressive symptoms and walking difficulties, which partly explains the observed associations. Poor sleep quality was not associated with unmet physical activity need. Discussion: Older women with nonoptimal sleep characteristics who perceive unmet physical activity need may benefit from solutions that improve their perceived opportunities for physical activity.

Keywords: physical activeness; sleep disorders; fatigue (biological phenomena); ageing

Free keywords: unmet physical activity need; sleep duration; sleep quality; daytime tiredness; aging

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Reporting Year: 2020

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