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dc.contributor.authorvan Uffelen, Jannique
dc.contributor.authorHeesch, Kristiann C
dc.contributor.authorvan Gellecum, Yolanda R
dc.contributor.authorBurton, Nicola W
dc.contributor.authorPachana, Nancy A
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Wendy J
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Although social support, including social interaction, and physical activity (PA) are important determinants of healthy ageing, the association between social interaction and PA in older women is unclear. Method: Data were from 6,401 community-dwelling women, aged 73-78 years in 1999, who completed mail surveys in 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008. The association between social interaction (Duke Scale; range 4-12 points; higher score indicates more interaction) and PA (Active Australia questionnaire; categorised as none, some, meeting guidelines) was assessed using random intercept multivariable mixed models. Fully-adjusted concurrent and prospective models were run with PA as the outcome. Bidirectional associations were tested in prospective models with social support as the outcome. Results: Concurrently, for every 1-point increase in social interaction score there was a 27% (95%CI: 23%-32%) increased likelihood of being in a higher PA category (p < 0.001). Prospectively, there was a 17% (12%-22%) increased likelihood (p < 0.001). The prospective association of PA with social interaction was small but significant: older women who did any PA scored 0.10 (0.04-0.16) points higher on future social interaction than those who did none (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Social interaction is positively associated with current and future PA levels in older community-dwelling women. A small part of this can be explained by a bidirectional association. These findings emphasize the importance of strategies for increasing social interaction in older women and the inclusion of these strategies in interventions aimed at increasing PA.en_US
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleJournal of Physical Activity and Healthen_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationLondon, UKen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Healthen_US
dc.titleSocial interaction and physical activity in 6,401 older women: concurrent and 9-year prospective associationsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)en_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationvan Uffelen, J; Heesch, KC; van Gellecum, YR; Burton, NW; Pachana, NA; Brown, WJ, Social interaction and physical activity in 6,401 older women: concurrent and 9-year prospective associations, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2018, 15 (s1), pp. S34-S34en_US
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