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Diurnal Profiles of Locomotive and Household Activities Using an Accelerometer in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Survey

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Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, 8-35-1, Sakuragaoka, Kagoshima 890-8544, Japan
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Department of Systems Biology in Thromboregulation, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science, Kagoshima 890-8520, Japan
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(15), 5337; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155337
Received: 21 June 2020 / Revised: 21 July 2020 / Accepted: 21 July 2020 / Published: 24 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Health)
The present study investigates the diurnal profiles of locomotive and household activities in older adults with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) using an accelerometer. Furthermore, we examined the effect of chronic pain on their diurnal profiles in both activities. Seventy-one older adults with MSDs (73–89 years) were included in this cross-sectional survey, and 25 age-matched older adults (75–86 years) were selected as healthy older adults. The daily physical activities, including steps walked and locomotive and household activity intensities, were recorded using a triaxial accelerometer in terms of metabolic equivalent task-hours per week (MET-h/week). The diurnal profiles of steps and locomotive activities in older adults with MSDs were considerably lower than those of healthy older adults. In contrast, there was no significant decline in household activity. However, the locomotive and household activities were reduced by severe chronic pain. This survey demonstrated that the diurnal profiles of household activity in older people with MSDs as well as those in age-matched healthy older adults were maintained. Furthermore, severe chronic pain influenced both activities. Therefore, the maintenance of household activity throughout the day, as well as the management of chronic pain, may be important strategies for the promotion of physical activity in older people with MSDs. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activity; aging; rehabilitation; musculoskeletal disease physical activity; aging; rehabilitation; musculoskeletal disease
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Sakakima, H.; Takada, S.; Norimatsu, K.; Otsuka, S.; Nakanishi, K.; Tani, A. Diurnal Profiles of Locomotive and Household Activities Using an Accelerometer in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5337. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155337

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Sakakima H, Takada S, Norimatsu K, Otsuka S, Nakanishi K, Tani A. Diurnal Profiles of Locomotive and Household Activities Using an Accelerometer in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(15):5337. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155337

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Sakakima, Harutoshi, Seiya Takada, Kosuke Norimatsu, Shotaro Otsuka, Kazuki Nakanishi, and Akira Tani. 2020. "Diurnal Profiles of Locomotive and Household Activities Using an Accelerometer in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Survey" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 15: 5337. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155337

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