Relationship between Social Participation, Physical Activity and Psychological Distress in Apparently Healthy Elderly People: A Pilot Study

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Relationship between Social Participation, Physical Activity and Psychological Distress in Apparently Healthy Elderly People: A Pilot Study
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Abstract

Few studies examined the relationship between social participation, physical activity and psychological distress in elderly people. Here we examined these relationships in apparently healthy elderly people. After exclusion of subjects who dropped out or did not meet enrollment criteria, the data of 86 subjects (apparently healthy elderly embers at a college health club; 25 males, 61 females) from July 20 to September 10, 2016 were used. We evaluated each subject's psychological distress using the K6 questionnaire, social participation by a self-completed questionnaire, and physical activity level by a triaxial accelerometer (7 consecutive days). The K6 scores were significantly correlated with social participation in the total series and the women. The K6 scores of the subjects who had engaged in social participation (1.847±2.231) were significantly lower (better) than those of the subjects who had not (6.714±5.014). Both exercise limitation and social participation were significant predictors of the K6 scores. Our findings indicate that psychological distress in apparently healthy elderly people is not associated with physical activity, but is associated with social participation. Our results demonstrate that in healthy elderly people, participating in a social activity can help improve psychological distress.

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elderly people; physical activity; psychological distress; social participation

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Author
著者 尾張 豊
著者(ヨミ) オワリ ユタカ
著者(別表記) Owari Yutaka
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Publication Title Alternative
Acta Med Okayama.
Volume
72
Issue
1
Start Page
31
End Page
37
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
岡山大学医学部
Publisher Aalternative
岡山大学医学部
Published Date
2018-02
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
PMID
29463936
DOI
10.18926/AMO/55660
Resource Type
Thesis or Dissertation
Language
eng
Relation
出版社版DOIリンク(URL): https://doi.org/10.18926/AMO/55660
Resource URL
https://doi.org/10.18926/AMO/55660
Rights
CopyrightⒸ 2018 by Okayama University Medical School
https://doi.org/10.18926/AMO/55660
Text Version
ETD
Grant ID
博甲717号
Grant Date
2019-03-24
Degree Name
博士(医学)
Grantor
香川大学
Set
香川大学
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