Physical activity: A primary health quality determinant among community-dwelling geriatric women in Taiwan

Ching Hwa Hsu, Heng Hsin Tung, Daniel L. Clinciu, Liang Kung Chen, Wei Hsian Yin, Usman Iqbal, And Tsae Jyy Wang

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Objective: To investigate the associations between frailty, physical activity and depression in community-dwelling geriatric women. Design: A cross-sectional research design. Setting: Community geriatric women in Illan County, Taiwan. Study participants: Of note 216 participants, 65 years and older with full mobility, independent and able to communicate in Mandarin or Taiwanese Hokkien. Main Outcome Measures: An average weekly physical activity score International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form (IPAQ-SF) and Taiwan Geriatric Depression Scale. Classification and regression tree (CART) analysis was used to perform decision analysis. Results: The average IPAQ-SF score for the 216 participants was 9109.52. When an IPAQ-SF score of 4452 or below was obtained by participants, 38% of them encountered depression-like syndromes, regardless of their frailty status. Diabetes, high risk of metabolic syndrome and lower education were the risk factors found to cause depression among participants with low physical activity levels. Conclusions: As women have a longer life expectancy and experience twice the rates of depression of men particularly after menopause, healthcare providers should emphasize exercise and lifestyle changes in order to improve the quality of health in geriatric women.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbermzx101
Pages (from-to)792-796
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal for Quality in Health Care
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2017

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Independent Living
Taiwan
Geriatrics
Exercise
Health
Depression
Decision Support Techniques
Life Change Events
Menopause
Life Expectancy
Health Personnel
Life Style
Research Design
Regression Analysis
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Education

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Frailty
  • Geriatric women
  • Healthcare quality

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  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Physical activity : A primary health quality determinant among community-dwelling geriatric women in Taiwan. / Hsu, Ching Hwa; Tung, Heng Hsin; Clinciu, Daniel L.; Chen, Liang Kung; Yin, Wei Hsian; Iqbal, Usman; Wang, And Tsae Jyy.

In: International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Vol. 29, No. 6, mzx101, 01.10.2017, p. 792-796.

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Hsu, Ching Hwa ; Tung, Heng Hsin ; Clinciu, Daniel L. ; Chen, Liang Kung ; Yin, Wei Hsian ; Iqbal, Usman ; Wang, And Tsae Jyy. / Physical activity : A primary health quality determinant among community-dwelling geriatric women in Taiwan. In: International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2017 ; Vol. 29, No. 6. pp. 792-796.
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