Self-Reported Adherence to the Physical Activity Recommendation and Determinants of Misperception in Older Adults

M. Visser*, R.J. Brychta, K.Y. Chen, A. Koster

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We aimed to compare self-reported adherence to the physical activity recommendation with accelerometry in older adults and to identify determinants of misperception. The sample included 138 adults age 65-75 yr old participating in the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. Participants completed a lifestyle questionnaire and wore an accelerometer for one week. More than half (56.8%) of the participants reported to adhere to the physical activity recommendation (in 5-min bouts), however, based on accelerometry, this percentage was only 24.6%. Of those who reported to adhere, 65.3% did not do so based on accelerometry. The misperceivers were older (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-234
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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