The decline in physical activity in aging people is not modified by gender or the presence of cardiovascular disease

In this study, we investigated if the association between aging and physical inactivity was different between men and women and between primary and secondary prevention patients. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of three primary care samples including primary and/or secondary prevention patients (total n = 4726). The raw data of the samples are attached. Baseline data for sample 1 were collected in the years 2013–14, for sample 2 in 2009–10 and for sample 3 in 2009. Activity levels were measured by the patient reported Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity questionnaire. A multilevel regression analysis was used to explore the association between aging and physical inactivity, adjusted for confounders. We examined potential effect modification by gender and the presence of CVD on the association between aging and physical inactivity. In the READ_ME_FIRST file we summarized the Methods section as well as the best fitting model that we used for the analysis. Moreover, we added the full text_paper.

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Creator Achttien, R.J. (Radboud University); Lieshout, J. van (Radboud University); Wensing, M.J.P. (Radboud University); Nijhuis-van der Sanden, M.W.G. (Radboud University); Staal, J.B. (Radboud University)
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Contributor Radboud University
Publication Year 2019
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess; License:;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format application/pdf; .por (spss data); .dta (stata data); .sav (spss data)
Discipline Life Sciences; Medicine
Spatial Coverage the Netherlands