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Sitting time In adults 65 years and over: Behaviour, knowledge, and intentions to change

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posted on 12.06.2018, 00:00 by Stephanie AlleyStephanie Alley, JGZ van Uffelen, MJ Duncan, K De Cocker, Stephanie SchoeppeStephanie Schoeppe, Amanda RebarAmanda Rebar, Corneel VandelanotteCorneel Vandelanotte
This study examined sitting time, knowledge and intentions to change sitting time in older adults. An online survey was completed by 494 Australians aged 65+. Average daily sitting was high (9.0 hrs). Daily sitting time was the highest during TV (3.3 hrs), computer (2.1 hrs) and leisure (1.7 hrs). A regression analysis demonstrated that women were more knowledgeable about the health risks of sitting compared to men. The percentage of older adults intending to sit less were the highest for TV (24%), leisure (24%) and computer (19%) sitting time. Regression analyses demonstrated that intentions varied by gender (for TV sitting), education (leisure and work sitting), BMI (computer, leisure and transport sitting) and physical activity (TV, computer and leisure sitting). Interventions should target older adults' TV, computer and leisure time sitting, with a focus on intentions in older males and older adults with low education, those who are active and those with a normal weight.

History

Volume

26

Issue

2

Start Page

276

End Page

283

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1543-267X

ISSN

1063-8652

Location

United States

Publisher

Human Kinetics

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Ghent University, Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; The University of Newcastle;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity