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Associations between the perceived environment and physical activity among adults aged 55-65 years : does urban-rural area of residence matter?

Cleland, Verity, Sodergren, Marita, Otahal, Petr, Timperio, Anna, Ball, Kylie, Crawford, David, Salmon, Jo and McNaughton, Sarah A. 2015, Associations between the perceived environment and physical activity among adults aged 55-65 years : does urban-rural area of residence matter?, Journal of aging and physical activity, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 55-63, doi: 10.1123/japa.23.1.55.

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Title Associations between the perceived environment and physical activity among adults aged 55-65 years : does urban-rural area of residence matter?
Author(s) Cleland, Verity
Sodergren, Marita
Otahal, Petr
Timperio, AnnaORCID iD for Timperio, Anna orcid.org/0000-0002-8773-5012
Ball, KylieORCID iD for Ball, Kylie orcid.org/0000-0003-2893-8415
Crawford, DavidORCID iD for Crawford, David orcid.org/0000-0002-2467-7556
Salmon, JoORCID iD for Salmon, Jo orcid.org/0000-0002-4734-6354
McNaughton, Sarah A.ORCID iD for McNaughton, Sarah A. orcid.org/0000-0001-5936-9820
Journal name Journal of aging and physical activity
Volume number 23
Issue number 1
Start page 55
End page 63
Total pages 10
Publisher Human Kinetics
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2015-01
ISSN 1063-8652
1543-267X
Keyword(s) adults
environment
physical activity
rural
Summary This study aimed to determine whether associations between the perceived environment and physical activity are moderated by urban-rural status among midolder aged adults. Environmental (safety, aesthetics, physical activity environment) and physical activity (total, leisure, transport) data from 3,888 adults (55 to 65 years) from urban and rural areas of Victoria, Australia, were analyzed. Multinomial logistic regression examined interactions between urban-rural status and environments in associations with physical activity. Significant (P < .05) interactions were evident and indicated positive associations only among older rural adults for both safety and aesthetics with total and transport physical activity (e.g., rural adults reporting higher safety were 91% to 118% more likely to have higher activity than rural adults reporting low safety). In contrast, the physical activity environment was positively associated with leisure activity among only urban adults. Findings suggest that some tailoring of physical activity promotion strategies targeting the environment may be required for urban and rural midolder aged adults.
Language eng
DOI 10.1123/japa.23.1.55
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Human Kinetics
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30069022

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