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Physical activity among older people living alone in Shanghai, China. / Chen, Yu; While, Alison E.; Hicks, Allan.

In: HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL, Vol. 74, No. 2, 27.03.2015, p. 156-167.

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Chen, Y, While, AE & Hicks, A 2015, 'Physical activity among older people living alone in Shanghai, China', HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL, vol. 74, no. 2, pp. 156-167. https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896914523943

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Chen, Y., While, A. E., & Hicks, A. (2015). Physical activity among older people living alone in Shanghai, China. HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL, 74(2), 156-167. https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896914523943

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Chen Y, While AE, Hicks A. Physical activity among older people living alone in Shanghai, China. HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL. 2015 Mar 27;74(2):156-167. https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896914523943

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Chen, Yu ; While, Alison E. ; Hicks, Allan. / Physical activity among older people living alone in Shanghai, China. In: HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL. 2015 ; Vol. 74, No. 2. pp. 156-167.

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abstract = "Objective: To investigate physical activity among older people living alone in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, and key factors contributing to their physical activity. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was administered in nine communities in Shanghai, using a stratified random cluster sample: 521 community-dwelling older people living alone (aged 60 years and above) completed a structured questionnaire through face-to-face interviews. Their physical activity was measured using their self-reported frequency of engaging in different types of activities. Other data collected included self-rated health, number of chronic diseases, depression, functional ability, loneliness, social support and socio-demographic variables. Results: Only 16.7% of participants reported adequate physical activity, defined as performing at least 30 minutes of moderate/strenuous exercise on at least 5 days per week. A younger age, a lower level of education, better functional ability and walking outside the home 5 - 7 days per week increased the likelihood of adequate physical activity. Gender, self-rated health, number of chronic diseases, depression and social support also had relationships with physical activity levels. Conclusion: The prevalence of adequate physical activity in older people living alone in Shanghai was low. In this population, appropriate health education interventions to promote physical activity levels are needed.",
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