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Using activity triggered e-diaries to reveal the associations between physical activity and affective states in older adult's daily living

Kanning, Martina; Ebner-Priemer, Ulrich; Schlicht, Wolfgang

Background: Evidence suggests that older adults show positive affects after participating in exercise bouts. However, it is less clear, if and how physical activities in daily living enhance affective states, too. This is dissatisfying, as most of older adults’ physical activities are part of their daily living. To answer these questions we used activity-triggered e-diaries to investigate the within-subject effects of physical activity on three dimensions of affective states (valence, energetic arousal, calmness) during everyday life.
Methods: Older adults (N = 74) between 50 and 70 years took part in the study during three consecutive days. Physical activity in daily living was objectively assessed using accelerometers. Affects were measured 10 min after a study participant surpassed a predefined threshold for activity or inactivity. The participants were prompted by an acoustic signal to assess their momentary affective states on an e-diary. Data were analyzed with hierarchical multilevel analyses.
Results: Whenever older individuals were more physically active, they felt more energized (energetic arousal) and agitated (calmness). ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000059901
DOI: 10.1186/s12966-015-0272-7
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT House of Competence (HoC)
Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1479-5868
KITopen-ID: 1000059901
Erschienen in International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity
Verlag BioMed Central (BMC)
Band 12
Heft 1
Seiten Art. Nr.: 111
Schlagwörter Ecological momentary assessment, Emotion, Feelings, Within-subject associations, Activities of daily living, Dual mode theory
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