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Sedentary behavior and perceived stress among adults aged ≥50 years in six low- and middle-income countries. / Ashdown-Franks, Garcia; Koyanagi, Ai; Vancampfort, Davy; Smith, Lee; Firth, Joseph; Schuch, Felipe; Veronese, Nicola; Stubbs, Brendon.

In: Maturitas, Vol. 116, 10.2018, p. 100-107.

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Ashdown-Franks, G, Koyanagi, A, Vancampfort, D, Smith, L, Firth, J, Schuch, F, Veronese, N & Stubbs, B 2018, 'Sedentary behavior and perceived stress among adults aged ≥50 years in six low- and middle-income countries', Maturitas, vol. 116, pp. 100-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.08.005

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Ashdown-Franks, G., Koyanagi, A., Vancampfort, D., Smith, L., Firth, J., Schuch, F., ... Stubbs, B. (2018). Sedentary behavior and perceived stress among adults aged ≥50 years in six low- and middle-income countries. Maturitas, 116, 100-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.08.005

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Ashdown-Franks G, Koyanagi A, Vancampfort D, Smith L, Firth J, Schuch F et al. Sedentary behavior and perceived stress among adults aged ≥50 years in six low- and middle-income countries. Maturitas. 2018 Oct;116:100-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.08.005

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Ashdown-Franks, Garcia ; Koyanagi, Ai ; Vancampfort, Davy ; Smith, Lee ; Firth, Joseph ; Schuch, Felipe ; Veronese, Nicola ; Stubbs, Brendon. / Sedentary behavior and perceived stress among adults aged ≥50 years in six low- and middle-income countries. In: Maturitas. 2018 ; Vol. 116. pp. 100-107.

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title = "Sedentary behavior and perceived stress among adults aged ≥50 years in six low- and middle-income countries",
abstract = "Background Sedentary behavior and perceived stress are both negatively associated with physical and mental health. Little is known about the association between sedentary behavior and perceived stress, and there is a particular paucity of data on people aged ≥50 years from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Methods We analyzed cross-sectional, community-based data from 34,129 individuals aged ≥50 years [mean age 62.4 (SD = 16.0) years, 52{\%} females] from six LMICs. Perceived stress was assessed using the Perceived Stress Scale and time spent sedentary per day was self-reported. Multivariable linear regression analyses were conducted, adjusting for important socio-economic and physical and mental health-related confounders. Results The mean perceived stress score increased with greater sedentary time (38.4 for 0–<4 h/day to 54.2 for ≥11 h/day). In the fully adjusted model, 4–8, 8–11, and ≥11 h/day of sedentary behavior (SB) were associated with 1.97 (95{\%}CI = 0.57–3.36), 7.11 (95{\%}CI = 4.96–9.27), and 9.02 (95{\%}CI = 5.45–12.59) times higher mean perceived stress scores, compared with 0–<4 h/day. Greater time spent sedentary was associated with higher perceived stress scores in all six countries, although the association in Mexico fell short of statistical significance. Conclusion This is the first multinational analysis to show that a greater amount of sedentary behavior is associated with higher levels of perceived stress among older adults in LMICs. Future research may examine the types and contexts of sedentary behavior, and explore the underlying mechanisms of the relationship.",
keywords = "Sedentary behavior, Perceived stress, Health, Mental health, Low- and middle-income countries, Physical activity",
author = "Garcia Ashdown-Franks and Ai Koyanagi and Davy Vancampfort and Lee Smith and Joseph Firth and Felipe Schuch and Nicola Veronese and Brendon Stubbs",
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T1 - Sedentary behavior and perceived stress among adults aged ≥50 years in six low- and middle-income countries

AU - Ashdown-Franks, Garcia

AU - Koyanagi, Ai

AU - Vancampfort, Davy

AU - Smith, Lee

AU - Firth, Joseph

AU - Schuch, Felipe

AU - Veronese, Nicola

AU - Stubbs, Brendon

PY - 2018/10

Y1 - 2018/10

N2 - Background Sedentary behavior and perceived stress are both negatively associated with physical and mental health. Little is known about the association between sedentary behavior and perceived stress, and there is a particular paucity of data on people aged ≥50 years from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Methods We analyzed cross-sectional, community-based data from 34,129 individuals aged ≥50 years [mean age 62.4 (SD = 16.0) years, 52% females] from six LMICs. Perceived stress was assessed using the Perceived Stress Scale and time spent sedentary per day was self-reported. Multivariable linear regression analyses were conducted, adjusting for important socio-economic and physical and mental health-related confounders. Results The mean perceived stress score increased with greater sedentary time (38.4 for 0–<4 h/day to 54.2 for ≥11 h/day). In the fully adjusted model, 4–8, 8–11, and ≥11 h/day of sedentary behavior (SB) were associated with 1.97 (95%CI = 0.57–3.36), 7.11 (95%CI = 4.96–9.27), and 9.02 (95%CI = 5.45–12.59) times higher mean perceived stress scores, compared with 0–<4 h/day. Greater time spent sedentary was associated with higher perceived stress scores in all six countries, although the association in Mexico fell short of statistical significance. Conclusion This is the first multinational analysis to show that a greater amount of sedentary behavior is associated with higher levels of perceived stress among older adults in LMICs. Future research may examine the types and contexts of sedentary behavior, and explore the underlying mechanisms of the relationship.

AB - Background Sedentary behavior and perceived stress are both negatively associated with physical and mental health. Little is known about the association between sedentary behavior and perceived stress, and there is a particular paucity of data on people aged ≥50 years from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Methods We analyzed cross-sectional, community-based data from 34,129 individuals aged ≥50 years [mean age 62.4 (SD = 16.0) years, 52% females] from six LMICs. Perceived stress was assessed using the Perceived Stress Scale and time spent sedentary per day was self-reported. Multivariable linear regression analyses were conducted, adjusting for important socio-economic and physical and mental health-related confounders. Results The mean perceived stress score increased with greater sedentary time (38.4 for 0–<4 h/day to 54.2 for ≥11 h/day). In the fully adjusted model, 4–8, 8–11, and ≥11 h/day of sedentary behavior (SB) were associated with 1.97 (95%CI = 0.57–3.36), 7.11 (95%CI = 4.96–9.27), and 9.02 (95%CI = 5.45–12.59) times higher mean perceived stress scores, compared with 0–<4 h/day. Greater time spent sedentary was associated with higher perceived stress scores in all six countries, although the association in Mexico fell short of statistical significance. Conclusion This is the first multinational analysis to show that a greater amount of sedentary behavior is associated with higher levels of perceived stress among older adults in LMICs. Future research may examine the types and contexts of sedentary behavior, and explore the underlying mechanisms of the relationship.

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KW - Perceived stress

KW - Health

KW - Mental health

KW - Low- and middle-income countries

KW - Physical activity

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DO - 10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.08.005

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JO - Maturitas

JF - Maturitas

SN - 0378-5122

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