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dc.contributor.authorOppert, J-Men
dc.contributor.authorCharles, M-Aen
dc.contributor.authorCharreire, Hen
dc.contributor.authorMenai, Men
dc.contributor.authorDe Bourdeaudhuij, Ien
dc.contributor.authorBrage, Sorenen
dc.contributor.authorde Lauzon-Guillain, Ben
dc.contributor.authorFagherazzi, Gen
dc.contributor.authorBalkau, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-20T08:06:46Z
dc.date.available2016-10-20T08:06:46Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-15en
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/260828
dc.description.abstractThe influence of the physical activity environment in the home and at work on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and objectively-measured physical activity has not been extensively studied. We recruited 147 women with a (mean ± SD) age of 54 ± 7 years and without evidence of chronic disease. The physical activity environment was assessed by self-report (Assessing Levels of PHysical Activity or ALPHA questionnaire), CRF using a submaximal step test, usual physical activity using combined heart rate and accelerometry, as well as by a validated questionnaire (Recent Physical Activity Questionnaire). Summary scores of the home environment and the work environment derived from the ALPHA questionnaire were positively correlated with CRF after adjustment for age ($r$ = 0.18, $p$ = 0.03 and $r$ = 0.28, $p$ < 0.01, respectively). Women owning a bicycle or having a garden (which may prompt physical activity) had higher CRF; those with a bicycle at home also had a higher physical activity energy expenditure. Similarly, women who had access to fitness equipment at work had higher CRF. In conclusion, these results provide new insights into potential environmental influences on physical capacity and physical activity that could inform the design of physical activity promotion strategies.
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Union (Integrated Project LSHM-CT-2006-037197 in the Framework Programme 6 of the European Community), Medical Research Council (Grant ID: MC_UU_12015/3)
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectaccelerometeren
dc.subjectaerobic capacityen
dc.subjectheart rateen
dc.subjecthome environmenten
dc.subjectphysical activityen
dc.subjectphysical fitnessen
dc.subjectquestionnaireen
dc.subjectworkplace environmenten
dc.titleHome and Work Physical Activity Environments: Associations with Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Physical Activity Level in French Womenen
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier8en
prism.number824en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen
prism.volume13en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.5988
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-08-10en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/ijerph13080824en
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-08-15en
dc.contributor.orcidBrage, Soren [0000-0002-1265-7355]
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (MC_UU_12015/3)
cam.issuedOnline2016-08-15en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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