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Leisure time physical activity differences among older adults from diverse socioeconomic neighborhoods

Citation

Annear, MJ and Cushman, G and Gidlow, B, Leisure time physical activity differences among older adults from diverse socioeconomic neighborhoods, Health and Place, 15, (2) pp. 482-490. ISSN 1353-8292 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.09.005

Abstract

This paper examines how neighborhood deprivation potentially affects older adults' participation in leisure time physical activity (LTPA). Recall surveys and semi-structured interviews were conducted with 63 elderly residents of high- and low-deprivation neighborhoods in Christchurch, New Zealand. Results showed that residing in a neighborhood of high socioeconomic deprivation was potentially associated with significantly lower levels of neighborhood-based LTPA and that this effect appeared to be partly mediated by deleterious physical and social environmental conditions. These results suggest that strategies to promote increased participation in LTPA among older adults may need to consider intervening in the physical and social environment in highly deprived neighborhoods

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Aged Health Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Objective Field:Health Related to Ageing
Author:Annear, MJ (Dr Michael Annear)
ID Code:87511
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:49
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2013-11-21
Last Modified:2013-11-21
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