Influence of sedentary behaviour on the practice of physical activity in climacteric women

Authors

  • Ronilson Ferreira Freitas Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde
  • Alenice Aliane Fonseca Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4154-041X
  • André Luiz de Carvalho Braule Pinto Universidade de São Paulo, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9589-5756
  • Josiane Santos Brant Rocha Universidade Estadual de Montes Claros, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Cuidado Primário em Saúde https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7317-3880

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6063/motricidade.26937

Keywords:

Climacteric, Lifestyle, Epidemiology, Primary Health Care

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the influence of sedentary behaviour on the practice of physical activity in climacteric women. This was a cross-sectional study with a random sample of 873 women assisted in Family Health Strategy units in the city of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil. A structural equation model was tested to assess the influence of sedentary behaviour on the practice of physical activity. The results revealed that sedentary behaviour has a negative effect on light, moderate and vigorous activities, explaining 8%, 2% and 6%, respectively, of the variability of these variables. It was also observed that the increase in sedentary behaviour has a negative effect on light (β = -0.04), moderate (β = -0.10) and vigorous (β = -0.17) activities. Sedentary behaviour negatively affects the performance of light, moderate and vigorous physical activity in climacteric women assisted by the Family Health Strategy.

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Published

2022-09-30

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