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Article: Pedometry and 'peer support' in older Chinese adults: a 12-month cluster randomised controlled trial

TitlePedometry and 'peer support' in older Chinese adults: a 12-month cluster randomised controlled trial
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2014, v. 20 n. 3, Suppl. 3, p. S11-S14 How to Cite?
AbstractThere is a need to increase physical activity to attenuate age-related morbidity. This 12-month factorial design cluster trial randomized 399 volunteers from 24 centres to buddy peer support, pedometry, or control group. Data were anaysed using last-observation carried-forward and intention-to-treat methods. Compared to the controls, participants in the pedometry group increased their levels of physical activity energy expenditure significantly, as did those in the buddy group. As recorded by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire [IPAQ], the respective increases amounted to 1820 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1360-2290) and 1260 (95% CI, 780-17 460) metabolic equivalent of task (MET).min.wk-1. The buddy group also had significantly improved aerobic fitness after adjustment for body weight (12%; 95% CI, 4-21%), but this did not attain significance in the pedometry group (7%; 95% CI, -1 to 15%). Our results suggest that recourse to pedometers and the buddy peer support system is simple means of increasing physical activity in older subjects.
DescriptionResearch Dissemination Reports
Session - Exercise/Rehabilitation
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199805
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorThomas, GNen_US
dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, DJen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, BMYen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGhee, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeeks, JJen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Ben_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T01:38:31Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-22T01:38:31Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2014, v. 20 n. 3, Suppl. 3, p. S11-S14en_US
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/199805-
dc.descriptionResearch Dissemination Reports-
dc.descriptionSession - Exercise/Rehabilitation-
dc.description.abstractThere is a need to increase physical activity to attenuate age-related morbidity. This 12-month factorial design cluster trial randomized 399 volunteers from 24 centres to buddy peer support, pedometry, or control group. Data were anaysed using last-observation carried-forward and intention-to-treat methods. Compared to the controls, participants in the pedometry group increased their levels of physical activity energy expenditure significantly, as did those in the buddy group. As recorded by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire [IPAQ], the respective increases amounted to 1820 (95% confidence interval [CI], 1360-2290) and 1260 (95% CI, 780-17 460) metabolic equivalent of task (MET).min.wk-1. The buddy group also had significantly improved aerobic fitness after adjustment for body weight (12%; 95% CI, 4-21%), but this did not attain significance in the pedometry group (7%; 95% CI, -1 to 15%). Our results suggest that recourse to pedometers and the buddy peer support system is simple means of increasing physical activity in older subjects.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_US
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titlePedometry and 'peer support' in older Chinese adults: a 12-month cluster randomised controlled trialen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailThomas, GN: neilt@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailMacfarlane, DJ: djmac@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, BMY: mycheung@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailMcGhee, S: smmcghee@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH: hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume20en_US
dc.identifier.issue3, suppl. 3en_US
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dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-
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