Physical activity measurement by accelerometry among older Malay adults living in semi-rural areas – feasibility study

Abidin, Nurdiana Zainol, Brown, Wendy J., Clark, Bronwyn, Muhamed, Ahmad Munir Che and Singh, Rabindarjeet (2016) Physical activity measurement by accelerometry among older Malay adults living in semi-rural areas – feasibility study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, . doi:10.1123/japa.2015-0157

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Author Abidin, Nurdiana Zainol
Brown, Wendy J.
Clark, Bronwyn
Muhamed, Ahmad Munir Che
Singh, Rabindarjeet
Title Physical activity measurement by accelerometry among older Malay adults living in semi-rural areas – feasibility study
Journal name Journal of Aging and Physical Activity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1063-8652
1543-267X
Publication date 2016-03-11
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1123/japa.2015-0157
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Total pages 24
Place of publication Champaign, United States
Publisher Human Kinetics
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
We evaluated feasibility of physical activity measurement by accelerometry among older Malay adults living in semi-rural areas in Malaysia. Results showed that 95% out of 146 participants (aged (SD) 67.6 (6.4) years) were compliant in wearing the accelerometer for at least 5 days. Fifteen participants were asked for re-wear because they did not have enough valid days during the first assessment. Participants wore the accelerometer on average of 15.3 h in a 24-hour day, with 6.5 (1.2) valid wear days. No significant difference in valid wear day and time was found between men and women. Participants who are single provide more number of valid wear days compared to married participants (p<0.05), and participants with higher level of education provide longer periods of accelerometer wearing hours (p<0.01). Eighty-seven per cent of participants reported 'no issues' with wearing the meter. This study suggests that accelerometry is a feasible method to assess the physical activity level among older Malay Muslim adults living in semi-rural areas.
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