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Gender Differences in Longitudinal Trajectories of Change in Physical, Social, and Cognitive/Sedentary Leisure Activities
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Institute of Gerontology. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ARN-J (Aging Research Network - Jönköping). Department of Psychology, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN, United States.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2346-2470
School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, United States.
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
2018 (English)In: The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, ISSN 1079-5014, E-ISSN 1758-5368, Vol. 73, no 8, p. 1491-1500Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: We examined changes in participation in cognitive, social, and physical leisure activities across middle and older adulthood and tested moderation of trajectories of change in participation by gender.

Method: In all, 1,398 participants in the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging (SATSA) completed a 7-item leisure activity questionnaire up to 4 times over 17 years. Mean baseline age was 64.9 years (range = 36-91); 59% were women. Factor analysis identifed physical, social, and cognitive/sedentary leisure activity participation factors. Age-based latent growth curve models adjusted for marital status, gender, education, depressive symptoms, and physical health were used.

Results: Overall, results indicated stability in social activities, increase in cognitive/sedentary activities, and decrease in physical activities, as well as accelerated decline in all three types of activities after about the age of 70 years. Social activity remained mostly stable for women and declined for men. Women reported higher levels of cognitive/sedentary leisure activity across the study. Both men and women declined in physical leisure activity. Variance in leisure activities increased with age; men demonstrated more variance in social activities and women in physical activities.

Conclusions: Understanding change in leisure activities with age and by gender can have important implications for interventions and for use of leisure activity data in epidemiological research. 

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Oxford University Press, 2018. Vol. 73, no 8, p. 1491-1500
Keywords [en]
Gender differences, Growth curve modeling, Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging
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Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42721DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbw116ISI: 000448382800021PubMedID: 27624718Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85047941297Local ID: HHJARNISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-42721DiVA, id: diva2:1282014
Available from: 2019-01-23 Created: 2019-01-23 Last updated: 2019-01-23Bibliographically approved

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