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dc.contributor.authorPinidiyapathirage, Janani
dc.contributor.authorKasthuriratne, Anuradhani
dc.contributor.authorBennie, Jason A
dc.contributor.authorPathmeswaran, Arunasalam
dc.contributor.authorBiddle, Stuart JH
dc.contributor.authorDe Silva, Hithanadura Janaka
dc.contributor.authorChackrewarthy, Sureka
dc.contributor.authorDassanayake, Anuradha S
dc.contributor.authorRanawaka, Udaya
dc.contributor.authorKato, Norihiro
dc.contributor.authorWickremasinghe, Ananda Rajitha
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-23T02:08:18Z
dc.date.available2021-02-23T02:08:18Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn1010-5395
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1010539520971179
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/402450
dc.description.abstractLimited data are available on physical activity tracking among adults in low- and middle-income countries. Using a longitudinal design, we assessed trends and correlates of physical activity among Sri Lankan adults. Individuals selected through age-stratified random sampling, were screened initially in 2007 (n = 2986) and reevaluated in 2014 (n = 2148). On both occasions, structured interviews and clinical measurements were completed. Approximately 40% of the participants engaged in recommended levels of physical activity both at baseline and follow-up. One-fifth reported increased physical activity at follow-up, a similar proportion reported being persistently inactive or a reduction in physical activity. In the adjusted analysis, being persistently active was associated with male sex, a lower educational level and income, being free of any chronic disease conditions, better self-rated health, and sitting time <8 hours. Our findings support public health interventions to help maintain recommended physical activity levels over time, particularly for subgroups at high-risk of physical inactivity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsia Pacific Journal of Public Health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordsSri Lanka
dc.subject.keywordslower middle-income countries
dc.subject.keywordsnoncommunicable diseases
dc.subject.keywordsphysical activity
dc.subject.keywordspopulation studies
dc.titlePhysical Activity Tracking Among Sri Lankan Adults: Findings From a 7-Year Follow-up of the Ragama Health Study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPinidiyapathirage, J; Kasthuriratne, A; Bennie, JA; Pathmeswaran, A; Biddle, SJH; De Silva, HJ; Chackrewarthy, S; Dassanayake, AS; Ranawaka, U; Kato, N; Wickremasinghe, AR, Physical Activity Tracking Among Sri Lankan Adults: Findings From a 7-Year Follow-up of the Ragama Health Study., Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2021
dc.date.updated2021-02-22T03:28:32Z
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gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyrightPinidiyapathirage, J; Kasthuriratne, A; Bennie, JA; Pathmeswaran, A; Biddle, SJH; De Silva, HJ; Chackrewarthy, S; Dassanayake, AS; Ranawaka, U; Kato, N; Wickremasinghe, AR, Physical Activity Tracking Among Sri Lankan Adults: Findings From a 7-Year Follow-up of the Ragama Health Study., Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 2021. Copyright 2021 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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