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Social, environmental and psychological factors associated with objective physical activity levels in the over 65s. / McMurdo, Marion E. T.; Argo, Ishbel; Crombie, Iain K.; Feng, Zhiqiang; Sniehotta, Falko F.; Vadiveloo, Thenmalar; Witham, Miles D.; Donnan, Peter T.

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 2, e31878, 2012, p. -.

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McMurdo, MET, Argo, I, Crombie, IK, Feng, Z, Sniehotta, FF, Vadiveloo, T, Witham, MD & Donnan, PT 2012, 'Social, environmental and psychological factors associated with objective physical activity levels in the over 65s' PLoS ONE, vol 7, no. 2, e31878, pp. -.

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McMurdo, M. E. T., Argo, I., Crombie, I. K., Feng, Z., Sniehotta, F. F., Vadiveloo, T., Witham, M. D., & Donnan, P. T. (2012). Social, environmental and psychological factors associated with objective physical activity levels in the over 65s. PLoS ONE, 7(2), -[e31878]doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031878

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McMurdo MET, Argo I, Crombie IK, Feng Z, Sniehotta FF, Vadiveloo T et al. Social, environmental and psychological factors associated with objective physical activity levels in the over 65s. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(2):-. e31878.

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McMurdo, Marion E. T.; Argo, Ishbel; Crombie, Iain K.; Feng, Zhiqiang; Sniehotta, Falko F.; Vadiveloo, Thenmalar; Witham, Miles D.; Donnan, Peter T. / Social, environmental and psychological factors associated with objective physical activity levels in the over 65s.

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 2, e31878, 2012, p. -.

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title = "Social, environmental and psychological factors associated with objective physical activity levels in the over 65s",
author = "McMurdo, {Marion E. T.} and Ishbel Argo and Crombie, {Iain K.} and Zhiqiang Feng and Sniehotta, {Falko F.} and Thenmalar Vadiveloo and Witham, {Miles D.} and Donnan, {Peter T.}",
year = "2012",
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T1 - Social, environmental and psychological factors associated with objective physical activity levels in the over 65s

A1 - McMurdo,Marion E. T.

A1 - Argo,Ishbel

A1 - Crombie,Iain K.

A1 - Feng,Zhiqiang

A1 - Sniehotta,Falko F.

A1 - Vadiveloo,Thenmalar

A1 - Witham,Miles D.

A1 - Donnan,Peter T.

AU - McMurdo,Marion E. T.

AU - Argo,Ishbel

AU - Crombie,Iain K.

AU - Feng,Zhiqiang

AU - Sniehotta,Falko F.

AU - Vadiveloo,Thenmalar

AU - Witham,Miles D.

AU - Donnan,Peter T.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - <p>Objective: To assess physical activity levels objectively using accelerometers in community dwelling over 65 s and to examine associations with health, social, environmental and psychological factors.</p><p>Design: Cross sectional survey.</p><p>Setting: 17 general practices in Scotland, United Kingdom.</p><p>Participants: Random sampling of over 65 s registered with the practices in four strata young-old (65-80 years), old-old (over 80 years), more affluent and less affluent groups.</p><p>Main Outcome Measures: Accelerometry counts of activity per day. Associations between activity and Theory of Planned Behaviour variables, the physical environment, health, wellbeing and demographic variables were examined with multiple regression analysis and multilevel modelling.</p><p>Results: 547 older people (mean (SD) age 79(8) years, 54% female) were analysed representing 94% of those surveyed. Accelerometry counts were highest in the affluent younger group, followed by the deprived younger group, with lowest levels in the deprived over 80 s group. Multiple regression analysis showed that lower age, higher perceived behavioural control, the physical function subscale of SF-36, and having someone nearby to turn to were all independently associated with higher physical activity levels (R-2 = 0.32). In addition, hours of sunshine were independently significantly associated with greater physical activity in a multilevel model.</p><p>Conclusions: Other than age and hours of sunlight, the variables identified are modifiable, and provide a strong basis for the future development of novel multidimensional interventions aimed at increasing activity participation in later life.</p>

AB - <p>Objective: To assess physical activity levels objectively using accelerometers in community dwelling over 65 s and to examine associations with health, social, environmental and psychological factors.</p><p>Design: Cross sectional survey.</p><p>Setting: 17 general practices in Scotland, United Kingdom.</p><p>Participants: Random sampling of over 65 s registered with the practices in four strata young-old (65-80 years), old-old (over 80 years), more affluent and less affluent groups.</p><p>Main Outcome Measures: Accelerometry counts of activity per day. Associations between activity and Theory of Planned Behaviour variables, the physical environment, health, wellbeing and demographic variables were examined with multiple regression analysis and multilevel modelling.</p><p>Results: 547 older people (mean (SD) age 79(8) years, 54% female) were analysed representing 94% of those surveyed. Accelerometry counts were highest in the affluent younger group, followed by the deprived younger group, with lowest levels in the deprived over 80 s group. Multiple regression analysis showed that lower age, higher perceived behavioural control, the physical function subscale of SF-36, and having someone nearby to turn to were all independently associated with higher physical activity levels (R-2 = 0.32). In addition, hours of sunshine were independently significantly associated with greater physical activity in a multilevel model.</p><p>Conclusions: Other than age and hours of sunlight, the variables identified are modifiable, and provide a strong basis for the future development of novel multidimensional interventions aimed at increasing activity participation in later life.</p>

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DO - 10.1371/journal.pone.0031878

M1 - Article

JO - PLoS ONE

JF - PLoS ONE

SN - 1932-6203

IS - 2

VL - 7

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