Relationship between Walking Activity and Sleep Quality among Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Hui Ping Cheng, Ching Huey Chen, Huey Shyan Lin, Jing Jy Wang, Miaofen Yen

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Purpose: To explore the relationship between walking activity and sleep quality among elderly. Design: A cross-sectional, correlation study with purposive sampling was conducted on participants with a walking habit but not regular moderate-intensity exercise. Methods: Data were collected by structured questionnaires, including the Walking Activity Questionnaire and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Findings: The total walking time per week and frequency of walking per day were significant predictors of sleep quality. Conclusions: Walking can help older community-dwelling adults improve their sleep quality. Clinical evidence: Walking more than once per day and total walking time per week ≥210 minutes were associated with good sleep quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-138
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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