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Perceived Opportunities for Physical Activity and Willingness to Be More Active in Older Adults with Different Physical Activity Levels (2021)


Aartolahti, E., Eronen, J., Törmäkangas, T., Rantanen, T., Hirvensalo, M., Palmberg, L., Skantz, H., Viljanen, A., Portegijs, E., Iwarsson, S., & Rantakokko, M. (2021). Perceived Opportunities for Physical Activity and Willingness to Be More Active in Older Adults with Different Physical Activity Levels. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(11), Article 6146. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18116146


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Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Aartolahti, Eeva; Eronen, Johanna; Törmäkangas, Timo; Rantanen, Taina; Hirvensalo, Mirja; Palmberg, Lotta; Skantz, Heidi; Viljanen, Anne; Portegijs, Erja; Iwarsson, Susanne; et al.

Lehti tai sarja: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

ISSN: 1661-7827

eISSN: 1660-4601

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Ilmestymispäivä: 07.06.2021

Volyymi: 18

Lehden numero: 11

Artikkelinumero: 6146

Kustantaja: MDPI AG

Julkaisumaa: Sveitsi

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18116146

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Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/76356


Tiivistelmä

This study examined equity in physical activity (PA) by investigating whether perceived opportunity for PA was associated with willingness to be more active. Among community residents (75, 80, or 85 years old, n = 962) perceived opportunity for PA (poor and good), willingness to be more active (not at all, a bit, and a lot), and level of PA (low, moderate, and high) were assessed via questionnaires. Multinomial logistic regression showed that physical activity moderated the association between poor opportunity and willingness to increase PA. Among those with moderate PA, poor opportunity for PA increased the odds of willingness to be a lot more active (multinomial odds ratio, mOR 3.90, 95% confidence interval 2.21–6.87) than not wanting to be more active compared to those perceiving good opportunities. Associations were similar at high PA levels (p < 0.001), but were not found at low PA levels. Those with moderate or high PA wish to increase their activity particularly when the perceived opportunities for activity are not optimal. Among those with low PA, perceived opportunities are not associated with a perceived need to increase physical activity. Increasing equity in physical activity in old age requires provision of support and opportunities at every level of physical activity.


YSO-asiasanat: ikääntyneet; fyysinen aktiivisuus; tarpeet; fyysinen toimintakyky; kuntoliikunta

Vapaat asiasanat: equity; unmet need; physical function; aging; exercise


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2021

JUFO-taso: 1


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