Contribution of house and garden work to the association between physical activity and well-being in young, mid-aged and older women

Peeters, Geeske, van Gellecum, Yolanda R., van Uffelen, Jannique G.Z., Burton, Nicola W. and Brown, Wendy J. (2014) Contribution of house and garden work to the association between physical activity and well-being in young, mid-aged and older women. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48 12: 996-1001. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-091103


Author Peeters, Geeske
van Gellecum, Yolanda R.
van Uffelen, Jannique G.Z.
Burton, Nicola W.
Brown, Wendy J.
Title Contribution of house and garden work to the association between physical activity and well-being in young, mid-aged and older women
Journal name British Journal of Sports Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-3674
1473-0480
Publication date 2014-06
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091103
Open Access Status
Volume 48
Issue 12
Start page 996
End page 1001
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher B M J Group
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: Although physical activity occurs in leisure, transport, occupational and domestic domains of life, the contribution of house and garden work (HGW) to the association between total physical activity and well-being is not clear. The aim was to describe the contribution of HGW to total physical activity (TPA) in association with well-being in younger, mid-aged and older women. Design: Younger (25-30 years), mid-aged (50-55 years) and older (76-81 years) participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health completed a mailed survey with questions about leisure, transport and house and garden activities. Well-being was assessed using the physical and mental components scores of the SF-36. Cross-sectional associations between the physical activity variables and well-being were modelled using General Additive Modelling. Results: Correlations between HGW and leisure/transport activity (LTA) were low (r<0.3, p<0.001). Positive curvilinear associations were found between LTA and physical and mental well-being in all three cohorts, and between HGW and physical and mental well-being in mid-aged and older women. In the younger women, an inverse relationship was found between HGW and well-being. When HGW and LTA were summed (TPA), the associations between TPA and well-being were attenuated compared with those for LTA alone and well-being. Conclusions: In mid-aged and older women, relationships between HGW and well-being were similar to, but weaker than seen for LTA and well-being. In young women, well-being declined with increasing HGW. Summing HGW to LTA led to attenuated relationships, suggesting that domains of physical activity should not be summed when studying relationships with well-being.
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