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Prevalence and predictors of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults in Mansoura, Egypt

Nesrine Farrag, Hala Abou ElWafa, Abdel Hady El Gilany.

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Introduction: Older people represent a growing proportion of the population who often suffer from multiple diseases and disabilities. Hence physical activity is required to maintain body function and strength. Aims: This study aims to describe the pattern of physical activity of community-dwelling older adults (60 years and more) and its associated factors in Mansoura, Egypt. Methods: A cross-sectional population-based study was carried out in both urban and rural areas of Mansoura District, Egypt. Self-reported data were collected form a representative sample of 671 participants at their homes. International Physical Activity Questionnaire short form was used to assess physical activity. Logistic regression was used to determine independent predictors of physical activity. PT0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Results showed that 71.2% of participants had low physical activity level. Higher physical activity level was associated with male gender; normal weight; younger age; and current work with Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval) of 4.2(2.3-7.6); 3.1(1.8-5.3); 2.4(1.4-4.4); 2.8(1.8-4.2); respectively. The use of assistive devices, the presence cardiac disease, or musculoskeletal disease were associated with lower physical activity level with Adjusted Odds Ratio (95% Confidence Interval) of 0.3(0.2-0.5), 0.3(0.2-0.6) and 0.3(0.2-0.5); respectively. Conclusion: These findings should draw attention of decision makers to the magnitude of the problem and might help them develop a tailored intervention to tackle physical inactivity.

Key words: Community, Healthy ageing, IPAQ, Older adults, Physical activity, Risk factors


 
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Farrag N, ElWafa HA, Gilany AHE, . Prevalence and predictors of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults in Mansoura, Egypt. Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2019; 5(1): 1-10. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.20190627014113


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Farrag N, ElWafa HA, Gilany AHE, . Prevalence and predictors of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults in Mansoura, Egypt. Am J Prev Med Public Health. 2019; 5(1): 1-10. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.20190627014113



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Farrag N, ElWafa HA, Gilany AHE, . Prevalence and predictors of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults in Mansoura, Egypt. Am J Prev Med Public Health. (2019), [cited November 22, 2019]; 5(1): 1-10. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.20190627014113



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Farrag, N., ElWafa, H. A., Gilany, A. H. E. & (2019) Prevalence and predictors of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults in Mansoura, Egypt. Am J Prev Med Public Health, 5 (1), 1-10. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.20190627014113



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Farrag, Nesrine, Hala Abou ElWafa, Abdel Hady El Gilany, and . 2019. Prevalence and predictors of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults in Mansoura, Egypt. American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 5 (1), 1-10. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.20190627014113



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Farrag, Nesrine, Hala Abou ElWafa, Abdel Hady El Gilany, and . "Prevalence and predictors of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults in Mansoura, Egypt." American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 5 (2019), 1-10. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.20190627014113



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Farrag, Nesrine, Hala Abou ElWafa, Abdel Hady El Gilany, and . "Prevalence and predictors of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults in Mansoura, Egypt." American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 5.1 (2019), 1-10. Print. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.20190627014113



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Farrag, N., ElWafa, H. A., Gilany, A. H. E. & (2019) Prevalence and predictors of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults in Mansoura, Egypt. American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 5 (1), 1-10. doi:10.5455/ajpmph.20190627014113





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