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Exercise and older women's wellbeing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16393099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Older women are one of the most inactive groups in the population despite being at an age where they are at greater risk of health problems. Knowing what influences these women to exercise regularly may help the development of strategies to assist sedentary women in this age group to become active. This paper reports the findings of a study that explored why a group of older women attending a fitness centre participate in regular exercise activities. The study used a qualitative approach to data collection and analysis. Data were collected using in-depth interviews from ten women over 50 years of age who exercised on a regular basis. The findings revealed four themes relating to the maintenance of general wellbeing: exercise as a socially supportive activity, exercising to maintain wellbeing, exercising to maintain independence, and exercise as liberating. The implications of the findings for nursing education, clinical practice and research are discussed.
Pamela Martin; Terence V McCann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contemporary nurse     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1037-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Contemp Nurse     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-05     Completed Date:  2006-03-02     Revised Date:  2012-03-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211867     Medline TA:  Contemp Nurse     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-79     Citation Subset:  N    
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria University - St. Albans Campus, Melbourne, Victoria.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Exercise / psychology*
Health Behavior*
Health Promotion*
Middle Aged
Personal Autonomy
Social Support

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