Analysing free-living physical activity of older adults in different environments using body-worn activity monitors

P. Margaret Grant, Malcolm H. Granat, Morag K. Thow, William M. Maclaren

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This study measured objectively the postural physical activity of 4 groups of older adults (=65 yr). The participants (N = 70) comprised 3 patient groups—2 from rehabilitation wards (city n = 20, 81.8 ± 6.7 yr; rural n = 10, 79.4 ± 4.7 yr) and the third from a city day hospital (n = 20, 74.7 ± 7.9 yr)—and a healthy group to provide context (n = 20, 73.7 ± 5.5 yr). The participants wore an activity monitor (activPAL) for a week. A restricted maximum-likelihood-estimation analysis of hourly upright time (standing and walking) revealed significant differences between day, hour, and location and the interaction between location and hour (p <.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-184
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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Grant, P. Margaret ; Granat, Malcolm H. ; Thow, Morag K. ; Maclaren, William M. / Analysing free-living physical activity of older adults in different environments using body-worn activity monitors. In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2010 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 171-184.
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Analysing free-living physical activity of older adults in different environments using body-worn activity monitors. / Grant, P. Margaret; Granat, Malcolm H.; Thow, Morag K.; Maclaren, William M.

In: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.01.2010, p. 171-184.

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