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Title: Sleep quality and recommended levels of physical activity in older people
Authors: Hartescu, Iuliana
Morgan, Kevin
Stevinson, Clare
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Human Kinetics, Inc.
Citation: HARTESCU, I., MORGAN, K. and STEVINSON, C., 2016. Sleep quality and recommended levels of physical activity in older people. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24 (2), pp. 201 - 206.
Abstract: A minimum level of activity likely to improve sleep outcomes among older people has not previously been explored. In a representative UK sample aged 65+ (n = 926), cross-sectional regressions controlling for appropriate confounders showed that walking at or above the internationally recommended threshold of ≥150 minutes per week was significantly associated with a lower likelihood of reporting insomnia symptoms (OR = 0.67 (95% CI = 0.45 – 0.91) p<0.05). At 4-year follow-up (n=577), higher walking levels at baseline significantly predicted a lower likelihood of reporting sleep onset (OR = 0.64 (95% CI = 0.42-0.97 p<0.05) or sleep maintenance (OR = 0.63 (95% CI = 0.41-0.95 p<0.05) problems. These results are consistent with the conclusion that current physical activity guidelines can support sleep quality in older adults.
Description: This article was accepted for publication in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity [© Human Kinetics, Inc.]
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1123/japa.2014-0061
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19678
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/japa.2014-0061
ISSN: 1063-8652
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