Gender differences in the relationship between walking activity and sleep disturbance among community-dwelling older adult with diabetes in Taiwan

Hui Ping Cheng, Ching Huey Chen, Ming Hsing Lin, Chong Shan Wang, Yi Ching Yang, Feng Hwa Lu, Jin Shang Wu, Sang I. Lin

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Abstract

This study explored the gender differences in the relationship between walking activity and sleep disturbances. A cross-sectional study of 201 community-dwelling older adults with diabetes was conducted in southern Taiwan. Using the Taiwanese version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, self-administered short version (IPAQ-SS), information on physical activity and sleep disturbance conditions was collected. Among older female adults with diabetes, 54.2% reported sleep disturbance significantly higher than males (38.1%). Logistic regression analysis suggested that for women, in addition to the active group, older adults in the low-active, high-walking group exhibited a significantly lower rate of sleep disturbance than did those who walked less.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-116
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 4

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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