Association between continuous wearable activity monitoring and self-reported functioning in assisted living facility and nursing home residents

Juho Merilahti (Corresponding Author), Ilkka Korhonen

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    Background: Physical functioning is a key factor in independent living, and its preclinical state assessment and monitoring during the subject's normal life would be beneficial. Objectives: The aim of the study is to analyse associations between ambulatory measured physical activity behaviour and sleep patterns (wrist actigraphy) and self-reported difficulties in performing activities of daily living. Participants, setting and design: 36 residents in assisted living facilities and nursing homes (average age=80.4±9.0 years) without dementia in free living conditions participated. Actigraphic monitoring is integrated with the facilities' social alarm system. Measurements: Indices on activity level, activity rhythm, sleep pattern and external stimuli response of sleep-wake behaviours were extracted from the actigraph data and correlated (Spearman rank-order correlation) with activities of daily living measures. Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons was applied. Results: Activity level (?=-0.49, p
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-232
    JournalThe Journal of frailty & aging
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • activities of daily living
    • sleep
    • circadian rhythm
    • actigraphy
    • nursing home
    • assisted living

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