Physical Activity, Physical Function and Neighborhood Environment Adaptation Among Older Adults Dwelling in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria

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Ogbutor Udoji Godsday, Olisa Chisom Kingsley, Ephraim Chukwuemeka, Kizito Bright, Ezunu Emmanuel, Nworah Awele Maria, Nwangwa Eze Kingsley
1. Department of Physiotherapy, Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Nigeria; 2. Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Nigeria; 3. Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Advances in Applied Physiology (Science Publishing Group) 2023
8 : 1
1-7
10.11648/j.aap.20230801.11
English
Ogbutor Udoji Godsday, Olisa Chisom Kingsley, Ephraim Chukwuemeka, Kizito Bright, Ezunu Emmanuel, Nworah Awele Maria, Nwangwa Eze Kingsley. Physical Activity, Physical Function and Neighborhood Environment Adaptation Among Older Adults Dwelling in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria, Advances in Applied Physiology. Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2023 , pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.aap.20230801.11. Share Research.
Abstract
Background: Consequent upon the increasing pressure on health system created by growing population of older adults, attention has been channeled to ways to smoothen the aging process among older adults including studying on their physical activity (PA), physical function (PF) and neighborhood environment adaptation (NEA). This study aimed to determine the level and interrelationships between PA, PF and NEA among older adults dwelling in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. Methodology: This is a cross sectional study involving 150 older adults (56% females; mean age = 72.57±6.32 years) consecutively recruited from communities in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire, the Physical Function Activity Scale (SF-36) and Physical Activity Neighborhood Environment scale in Nigeria (PANES-N) were used to assess physical activity, physical function and neighborhood environment adaptation among the participants respectively. Data was analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, mean, standard deviation and spearman’s correlation test at alpha level of 0.05. Results: The mean total of PA, PF, and NEA scores were 1324±1124.35MET-min/week (adequate), 60.58±17.44 (dependent), 2.32±0.27 (moderate) respectively. PF had direct correlation with PA (rho=0.69; p=
Older Adults, Physical Activity, Physical Function, Neighborhood Environment Adaptation

Background: Consequent upon the increasing pressure on health system created by growing population of older adults, attention has been channeled to ways to smoothen the aging process among older adults including studying on their physical activity (PA), physical function (PF) and neighborhood environment adaptation (NEA). This study aimed to determine the level and interrelationships between PA, PF and NEA among older adults dwelling in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. Methodology: This is a cross sectional study involving 150 older adults (56% females; mean age = 72.57±6.32 years) consecutively recruited from communities in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire, the Physical Function Activity Scale (SF-36) and Physical Activity Neighborhood Environment scale in Nigeria (PANES-N) were used to assess physical activity, physical function and neighborhood environment adaptation among the participants respectively. Data was analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, mean, standard deviation and spearman’s correlation test at alpha level of 0.05. Results: The mean total of PA, PF, and NEA scores were 1324±1124.35MET-min/week (adequate), 60.58±17.44 (dependent), 2.32±0.27 (moderate) respectively. PF had direct correlation with PA (rho=0.69; p=

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