A1 Journal article (refereed)
Neighborhood environment, social participation, and physical activity in older adults with lower limb osteoarthritis : a mediation analysis (2021)


Herbolsheimer, F., Ungar, N., Portegijs, E., Dallmeier, D., Schaap, L., Smith, T., Stubbs, B., Deeg, D., Peter, R., Castell, M. V., Otero, Á., Edwards, M., Siviero, P., Limongi, F., Dennison, E., van Schoor, N., Veronese, N., Timmermans, E. J., & van der Pas, S. (2021). Neighborhood environment, social participation, and physical activity in older adults with lower limb osteoarthritis : a mediation analysis. Health and Place, 68, Article 102513. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102513


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Herbolsheimer, Florian; Ungar, Nadine; Portegijs, Erja; Dallmeier, Dhayana; Schaap, Laura; Smith, Toby; Stubbs, Brendon; Deeg, Dorly; Peter, Richard; Castell, Maria Victoria; et al.

Journal or series: Health and Place

ISSN: 1353-8292

eISSN: 1873-2054

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 68

Article number: 102513

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102513

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Abstract

Older adults with lower limb osteoarthritis (LLOA) are highly dependent on their physical and social environment for being physically active. Longitudinal data from 2286 older adults (Mage = 73.8 years; 50.3% female) in six European countries were analyzed using cross-lagged Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and multi-group SEM. In cross-sectional analyses, neighborhood resources were associated with physical activity (r = 0.26;p < .001) and social participation (r = 0.13;p = .003). Physical activity at follow-up was associated with neighborhood resources, with this relationship mediated by social participation in people with LLOA (β = 0.018;p = .013). To promote future physical activity, opportunities to socially engage in neighborhoods need to be targeted primarily to people with LLOA.


Keywords: senior citizens; arthrosis; participation; physical activeness; residential environment

Free keywords: social participation; osteoarthritis; physical activity; environmental factors; older adults


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Reporting Year: 2021

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2


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