Reference : Association between leisure time physical activity and health-related quality of life...
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Public health, health care sciences & services
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/39294
Association between leisure time physical activity and health-related quality of life changes over time.
English
Tessier, Sabrina [Faculty of Medecine of Nancy > School of Public Health]
Vuillemin, Anne []
Bertrais, Sandrine []
Boini, Stéphanie []
Le Bihan, Etienne mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Hercberg, Serge []
Oppert, Jean-Michel []
Guillemin, Francis []
Briançon, Serge []
Mar-2007
Preventive Medicine
Elsevier
44
3
202-208
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0091-7435
1096-0260
Atlanta
NY
[en] Health-related quality of life ; Leisure-time physical activity ; Longitudinal study
[en] Objective
This study aimed to assess whether changes in leisure-time physical activity over 3 years are associated with changes in health-related quality of life.
Method
Among the adults enrolled in the Supplementation en VItamines et Minéraux Antioxidants study in France, 3891 completed the Modifiable Activity Questionnaire to assess leisure-time physical activity and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form to assess health-related quality of life in 1998 and 2001. Multivariate analyses involving logistic and linear regressions determined the association between changes in leisure-time physical activity and changes in health-related quality of life.
Results
Over 3 years, increased leisure-time physical activity was associated with high scores in health-related quality of life dimensions: physical functioning, mental health, vitality for both sexes as well as social functioning for women only. An increase of 1 h per week of leisure-time physical activity was associated with a 0.17- and 0.39-point increase in the vitality dimension in men and women, respectively. The mental component score was also increased in women increasing their leisure-time physical activity.
Conclusion
The long-term association between leisure-time physical activity and health-related quality of life changes is limited and has little clinical significance, especially for men and for the physical health-related quality of life dimensions. The long-term association needs to be further explored before formulating public health recommendations.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/39294
10.1016/012

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