Relationship between Physical Activity, Anthropometry, and Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second with 6-Minute Walk Distance in Elderly

Irna Purnamasari Sukarya, Vitriana Vitriana, Tertianto Prabowo


Objective: To examine the correlation between physical activity using the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ), anthropometry (body mass index/BMI), and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) value with six-minute walk distance in healthy community-dwelling elderly.

Methods: A cross-sectional design study with consecutive sampling was conducted. This study included sixty nine participants (30 males and 39 females), aged ≥60 years who lives at Batununggal region in Bandung, Indonesia. The data was analyzed statistically by using normality, correlation, and multiple regresion tests.

Results: The results showed that there was a correlation between six-minute walk distance and BMI in females (p=0.006), and FEV1 value in males (p=0.010). No significant correlation was found between GPAQ value and six-minute walk distance in females (p=0.4074) and in males (p=0.0926).

Conclusions: There was a correlation between anthropometry and FEV1 value with six-minute walk distance in healthy elderly. There was no significant correlation between physical activity and six-minute walk distance.

Keywords: Anthropometric measurement, FEV1, physical activity, six-minute walk distance


DOI: 10.15850/ijihs.v5n1.963

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