Journal of
the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NIGERIA SOCIETY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
  • Abbreviation: J. Nig. Soc. Physiother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0331-3735
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNSP
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 54

Full Length Research Paper

Sleep quality and physical activity level of community dwelling older adults in Lagos State: A cross-sectional study

OSUNDIYA Oladunni C
  • OSUNDIYA Oladunni C
  • Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
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DADA Olumide O
  • DADA Olumide O
  • Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of lbadan, Nigeria.
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AJEPE Titilope O
  • AJEPE Titilope O
  • Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
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OLAOYE Adebola
  • OLAOYE Adebola
  • Department of Physiotherapy, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
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FAKOYA Ladi
  • FAKOYA Ladi
  • Family Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 05 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 02 July 2021
  •  Published: 31 July 2021

Abstract

The potentially complex relationship between sleep and physical activity has been characterized as difficult to answer. This study was to determine the relationship between Physical Activity (PA) and Sleep Quality (SQ) among community dwelling older adults in Idi-Araba, Lagos-State. A cross-sectional study of older adults aged 55 years and above. The participants’ PA level and SQ were measured using the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) respectively. The data was summarised using mean, frequency and percentage. Spearman Correlation, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and chi-square test were also employed. Level of significance was set at p ?0.05. Majority of the older adults (62%) reported poor sleep quality. There was a significant relationship between PA and SQ among the participants, higher level of physical activity correlated with a lower score on the sleep quality. Age had significant influence on PA as there was a decline in PA with increasing age, though gender had no significant influence on PA. Age and gender had no significant influence on SQ. Older adults should be encouraged to participate in more physical activity to improve their sleep.

Key words: Sleep quality, physical activity, older adults.