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The Role of Physical Activity and Depression on Quality of Life in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Using Propensity Score Matching Approaches.

Authors
  • Bae, Suyeong1
  • Pappadis, Monique R2
  • Nam, Sanghun1
  • Hong, Ickpyo3
  • 1 Department of Occupational Therapy, Graduate School, Yonsei University, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do,Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 2 Division of Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX,USA.
  • 3 Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Software and Digital Healthcare Convergence, Yonsei University, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do,Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of aging and physical activity
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2022
Volume
30
Issue
5
Pages
770–777
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1123/japa.2021-0268
PMID: 34879330
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study examined the association between achieving the recommended physical activity level and quality of life after controlling for depression. Health information from adults aged 65 years and older, who had participated in the seventh 2018 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, was used. Five covariate adjustment models were used to derive robust estimates of the association between physical activity practice levels, depression, and older adults' quality of life. A total of 1,336 older adults was extracted from the seventh 2018 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and 31% of the older adults achieved the recommended physical activity level, whereas 69% did not. We found that the achievement of physical activity practice levels is significantly associated with the quality of life of the older adults (β = 0.024-0.031, all p < .05). Our results could be used for advocating for welfare policy changes that promote physical activity to prepare for the upcoming super-aging society.

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