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dc.contributor.authorMathe, N.
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Terry
dc.contributor.authorAl Sayah, F.
dc.contributor.authorMundt, C.
dc.contributor.authorVallance, J.
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, J.
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, S.
dc.identifier.citationMathe, N. and Boyle, T. and Al Sayah, F. and Mundt, C. and Vallance, J. and Johnson, J. and Johnson, S. 2017. Correlates of accelerometer-assessed physical activity and sedentary time among adults with type 2 diabetes. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 108 (4): pp. e355-e361.

Objectives: The aims of this study were to describe the volume and patterns of objectively assessed sedentary behaviour, light intensity physical activity (LPA) and moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and to examine socio-demographic correlates, among adults living with type 2 diabetes. Methods: Participants (n = 166) wore an accelerometer (Actigraph® GT3X+) for seven consecutive days during waking hours and completed a questionnaire. Physical activity (PA) and sedentary time were described, and multivariable linear regression was used to estimate associations between sociodemographic characteristics and sedentary time and PA. Results: Participants, 46%of whom were female, had a mean age of 65.4 years (standard deviation (SD) = 9.5), body mass index (BMI) of 31.5 (6.6) kg/m 2 and had been living with diabetes for an average of 13.1 (7.6) years. Participants were sedentary for 543.6 minutes/day, spent 273.4 minutes/day and 22.4 minutes/day in LPA and MVPA respectively. BMI was associated with increased sedentary time and reduced LPA (-2.5 minutes/day, 95% CI: -4.33 to -0.70) and MVPA (-0.62 minutes/day, 95% CI: -1.05 to -0.18) time. Compared with males, females had more LPA (34.4 minutes/day, 95% CI: 10.21–58.49) and less MVPA (-6.2 minutes/day, 95% CI: -12.04 to -0.41) time. Unemployed participants had 30.05 minutes more MVPA (95% CI: 3.35–56.75) than those who were employed or homemakers, and those not reporting income had 13 minutes/day more MVPA time than participants in the lowest income category (95% CI: 3.46–22.40). Conclusion: Adults living with type 2 diabetes were not sufficiently active and were highly sedentary. Our results emphasize the need for more research exploring the diabetes-related health outcomes of sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity among people living with type 2 diabetes.

dc.titleCorrelates of accelerometer-assessed physical activity and sedentary time among adults with type 2 diabetes
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleCanadian Journal of Public Health
curtin.departmentSchool of Public Health
curtin.accessStatusOpen access via publisher

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