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Exercise motivation and processes of change in community-dwelling older persons.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14685933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although exercise is important for the health of older persons, many older persons fail to participate in exercise. Knowledge and skills about changing exercise behavior is needed for health professionals to develop appropriate interventions to engage older persons in exercise. The purpose of this study was to determine how exercise processes of change were used by community-dwelling older persons to engage in exercise. A cross- sectional correlational design was employed. Cluster sampling was used to obtain potential subjects. A sample of 167 older persons participated in the study. The age of the participants ranged from 65 to 89 years (M = 73.7, SD = 6.14). Each participant was interviewed face-to-face with the investigator reading the questions and marking the answers on the Exercise Stages of Change Questionnaire and the Exercise Processes of Change Questionnaire. The results revealed that half of the older persons were underactive or inactive. One- way ANOVAs and Scheffe post-hoc analyses revealed that 10 processes of change were significantly different among the stages of change (all p values <.05). The study findings provide guidance in designing exercise interventions to increase compliance of older persons with exercise.
Yueh-Hsia Tseng; Shwu-Pyn Jaw; Tzu-Li Lin; Chi-Chung Ho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of nursing research : JNR     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1682-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-19     Completed Date:  2004-02-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128757     Medline TA:  J Nurs Res     Country:  China (Republic: 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-76     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
School of Nursing, Chung-Shan Medical University, No. 110 Chien-Kuo North Road, Section 1, Taichung 402, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Aged / psychology*
Aged, 80 and over
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health*
Cluster Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Exercise / psychology*
Health Behavior*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Promotion
Models, Psychological
Needs Assessment
Self Efficacy

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