Acta Medica Okayama volume73 issue5
2019-10 発行

“Active Guide” Brochure Reduces Sedentary Behavior of Elderly People: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Owari, Yutaka Shikoku Medical College
Suzuki, Hiromi Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University
Miyatake, Nobuyuki Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University
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The aim of this study was to examine in a randomized controlled trial how much the sedentary behavior (sitting time) of community-dwelling elderly Japanese subjects decreased as a result of using the “Active Guide” brochure published by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (2013) and additional documents related to the benefits of reducing sedentary behavior. A total of 86 elderly people who participated in health-club activities for one year were randomly allocated to two groups. Subjects in the intervention group received explanations of the importance of physical activity using the “Active Guide” brochure (n=42) and additional documents, while subjects in the control group did not (n=44). Physical activity was measured using a triaxial accelerometer for two weeks at baseline and again after one year. After one year of intervention, the difference in the sedentary behavior rate from baseline was −2.2% for the intervention group (n=40) and +2.5% for controls (n=40) (Welch’s t-test, p=0.007). Use of the “Active Guide” brochure and additional documents may reduce the sedentary behavior of community dwelling elderly people in Japan.
Document Type
Original Article
Active Guide
sedentary behavior
elderly people
randomized controlled trial
health promotion
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