Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-019-01203-6
Title: Associations between psychological factors and accelerometer-measured physical activity in urban Asian adults
Authors: Andre Matthias Mueller
Tan Chuen Seng
ANNE CHU HIN YEE
ROB MARTINUS VAN DAM
MUELLER-RIEMENSCHNEIDER FALK
Keywords: Cognition
Exercise
Health behavior
Health promotion
Movement
Personal autonomy
Self-determination
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2019
Publisher: Spinger
Citation: Andre Matthias Mueller, Tan Chuen Seng, ANNE CHU HIN YEE, ROB MARTINUS VAN DAM, MUELLER-RIEMENSCHNEIDER FALK (2019-01-01). Associations between psychological factors and accelerometer-measured physical activity in urban Asian adults. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-019-01203-6
Abstract: Objectives Examine the association between psychological variables and accelerometer-measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in urban Asians. Methods A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Singapore. Participants wore an accelerometer for 7 days to measure physical activity (PA). Demographic, anthropometric and psychological data were also collected. Psychological variables included PA guideline knowledge, motivational profile for PA self-regulation (5 subscales), perceived barriers to PA (4 subscales) and perceived social support for PA. Regression models with adjustment for socio-demographic variables were fitted. Results External regulation (b = − 13.03, 95% CI − 34.55; − 1.50) and perceived daily life barriers (b = − 12.63, 95% CI − 24.95; − 0.32) were significantly associated with fewer weekly MVPA minutes. A significant interaction between perceived social support and age (p = 0.046) was found. Social support was significantly negative associated with MVPA minutes in younger (< 28 years), but not in older participants. Conclusions Considering levels of self-determination to engage in PA and perceived daily life barriers may be important for planning PA interventions in urban Asian populations. Caution is required when promoting social support for PA as it was associated with lower MVPA in younger people
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/152003
ISSN: 16618556
DOI: 10.1007/s00038-019-01203-6
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