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Survey of the relationship between activity energy expenditure metabolic equivalents and barrier factors of physical activity in the elderly in Kashan

Sadrollahi, A. and Khalili, Z. and Nazari, R.P. and Mohammadi, M. and Khatir, M.A. and Mossadegh, N. (2016) Survey of the relationship between activity energy expenditure metabolic equivalents and barrier factors of physical activity in the elderly in Kashan. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 18 (11).

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Abstract

Background: Physical activity in the elderly is influenced by aspects of aging that cause personal, mental, environmental, andsocial changes. Increases in factors that are barriers to activity cause physical energy expenditure to decrease. Objectives: The aim of the present study was to survey the relationship between energy expenditure in metabolic equivalent units (MET) and factors that are barriers to physical activity in elderly people in Kashan, Iran Methods: This is a descriptive analysis done in 2014. The study population was 400 people above 60 years old in medical facilities in Kashan. Multistage sampling was used in 10 clinics in 5 areas of Kashan. The sample size was varied according to gender and elderly population. Contributors were given questionnaires concerning energy expenditure levels in physical activity and factors that are barriers to being active. Results: The average age among the study population was 67.6 ± 6.8 years median, and the interquartile range (IQR) of barriers to physical activity among Kashan’s elderly was (8.75) ± 33. Average energy expenditure was 326.21 ± 364.84 based on metabolic equivalent units (MET). In fact, 340 persons (85%) were practically without any active energy expenditure. The mostcommonbarrier was the lack of an appropriate place for doing physical activity; 298 (74%) of the participants cited this barrier. The results show the Spearman rank-order correlation is significant (P = 0.038, r = 0.104) between barriers to physical activity and activity energy expenditure in Kashan’s elderly. Conclusions: Decreasing barriers to physical activity among the elderly causes physical activities to increase; therefore, energy expenditure is increased. Decreasing social and environmental problems for the elderly is effective in increasing physical activity and energy expenditure. © 2016, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: active energy expenditure; adult; aged; aging; female; gender; human; Iran; major clinical study; male; metabolic equivalent; middle aged; ordo; physical activity; questionnaire; sample size
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Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 09:35
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 09:35
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4889

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