The longitudinal relationship between levels of leisure-time physical activity and positive and negative affect among older foreign-born adults with mild cognitive impairment.

TitleThe longitudinal relationship between levels of leisure-time physical activity and positive and negative affect among older foreign-born adults with mild cognitive impairment.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationForthcoming
AuthorsLee, J, Kim, J, Woo, B, Pesola, A, Tikkanen, O
JournalPsychogeriatrics: the official journal of the Japanese Geriatrics Society
ISSN Number1479-8301
Keywordsleisure‐time physical activity, longitudinal study, mild cognitive impairment, Older Adults, positive and negative affect
Abstract

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the longitudinal impact of different levels of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) participation on positive and negative affect among older foreign-born adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

METHODS: This study used 2012 to 2020 data from the Health and Retirement Study data (n = 1206) that was analyzed using repeated measured multivariate analysis of covariance.

RESULTS: The high-level participation LTPA group reported higher positive affect and lower negative affect than the mid and low-level participation groups. The mid-level LTPA group also reported higher positive and lower negative affect than the low-level LTPA group.

CONCLUSIONS: This study provides evidence that high levels of LTPA participation contribute to an increase in positive affect and a reduction of negative affect among older foreign-born adults with MCI. The findings of this study will help fill the gap in research on the longitudinal relationship between levels of LTPA participation and positive and negative affect among older foreign-born adults.

DOI10.1111/psyg.13114
Citation Key13903
PubMed ID38627982