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Filipino older adults' beliefs about exercise activity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22029767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This study explored how the older traditional Filipino adults 65 years old and above living in Honolulu, Hawaii, describe their beliefs regarding exercise activity. The location of this research setting is unique because a blending of traditional Filipino culture exists within an acculturated social setting. The Filipino older adults who have relocated to this U.S. location may have also stayed close to their own cultural traditions.
METHODOLOGIES: A perception of exercise activity was generated through the lens of 47 participants using qualitative methodology.
FINDINGS: While focusing on the older adults' beliefs about exercise activity, it became evident that exercise may have been seen as a proxy measure of physical activity. The study revealed four main domains: balancing barriers against benefits; engaging capabilities; intervening factors; and defining exercise. The data suggest that the four themes are juxtaposed among each other, with overarching social obligations to the kin group governing the older adults' engagement in what constitutes structured exercise by Western definition.
IMPLICATIONS: Further investigation is needed to conceptualize what types of physical activities traditional Filipino elders perceive as exercise, and whether these activities fall into the Western definition of exercise.
Clementina D Ceria-Ulep; Reimund C Serafica; Alice Tse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing forum     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1744-6198     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Forum     Publication Date:    2011 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-27     Completed Date:  2012-02-22     Revised Date:  2013-11-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401006     Medline TA:  Nurs Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-50     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, Honolulu, HI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Asian Americans / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Attitude to Health / ethnology*
Cultural Characteristics*
Exercise / psychology*
Philippines / ethnology
Qualitative Research
Grant Support

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