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Abstract / Description of output
Methods We used device-based measures of physical activity and sedentary behaviour recorded over seven days in 271 79-year-old participants of the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. Linear regression models were used to assess whether personality traits were cross-sectionally associated with step count, sedentary time, and the number of sit-to-stand transitions. Personality traits were entered one at a time, and all-together, controlling for age and sex in Model 1 and additionally for BMI and limiting long-term illness in Model 2.
Results None of the associations between personality traits and measures of physical activity and sedentary behaviours remained significant after controlling for multiple-comparisons using the False Discovery Rate test (all ps > .07).
Conclusions We found no evidence that personality traits are associated with device-based measures of physical activity or sedentary behaviour in older age. More studies are needed to replicate and examine the nature of these relationships.
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- device-based measures
- physical activity
- sedentary behaviour
- personality traits
- older age
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1/05/14 → 31/10/17
1/09/13 → 31/08/19