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Identifier 000381149
Title Προσδιορισμός φυσικής δραστηριότητας και συσχέτιση της με κοινωνικοδημογραφικά χαρακτηριστικά, μεταβλητές υγείας και υποκειμενική αντίληψη υγείας σε άτομα ηλικίας 50 και άνω στην Ελλάδα
Alternative Title Determination of physical activity and correlation with sociodemographic characteristics ,health variables and self rated health in people aged 50 and over in Greece
Author Ορφανού, Ευαγγελία
Thesis advisor Φιλαλήθης, Αναστάσιος
Reviewer Κομνηνός, Ιωάννης
Select a value Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης.
Abstract Introduction: The phenomenon of aging population is affecting Greece resulting to increased morbidity of chronic diseases. Physical activity can help manage chronic diseases and identifying factors that influence adherence to physical activity has not been investigated extensively in middle aged and elderly Greeks. Aim: To determine the level of physical activity in people aged 50 and over in Greece, and the correlation of physical activity levels with sociodemographic variables, health variables and self rated health. Methods: The study population consists of 2669 Greeks, 50 years and older. The study data were drawn from the first wave of the Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE study) For the statistical analysis we used logistic regression models, adjusting for potential confounders. Results: Lack of physical activity in three categories studied (moderate, vigorous and sedentary) was correlated with age, (OR 2.27, CI 95% 1.65-3.11 OR 2.04, CI 95% 1.65-2.53 and OR 2.69, CI 95% 1.87-3.87, respectively) health symptoms (OR 1.54, CI 95% 1.18-2.02, OR 1.25, CI 95% 1.01-1.54 and OR 1.74, CI 95% 1.29-2.35, respectively ), and poor self rated health (OR 1.88, CI 95% 1.42- 2.49, OR 1.35, CI 1.09-1.67 95% and OR 2.31, CI 95% 1.67 - 3.17 respectively). Conclusions: The findings suggest the variety of factors affecting the level of physical activity in Greeks aged 50 and over which requires further investigation in order to confirm these findings.
Language Greek
Subject Physical activity
Self rated health
Socio-demographic factors
Κοινωνικοδημογραφική παράγοντες
Υποκειμενική αντίληψη υγείας
Φυσική δραστηριότητα
Issue date 2013-04-16
Collection   Faculty/Department--School of Medicine--Department of Medicine--Post-graduate theses
  Type of Work--Post-graduate theses
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