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Leisure-time physical activities for community older people with chronic diseases.
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PMID:  20586832     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aims.  (1) To explore the types and three components (frequency, duration and caloric expenditure) of leisure-time physical activity in community older people with chronic diseases. (2) To identify leisure-time physical activity-related factors in these community older people. Background.  Previous research has focused primarily on measuring the actual physiological or psychological benefits of exercise or leisure-time physical activity, little is known about the factors that determine the frequency, intensity and duration of exercise or leisure-time physical activity. The identification of reliable predictors of the various components of leisure-time physical activity will enable healthcare providers to intervene and change the patterns of leisure-time physical activity in the sedentary older people more effectively. Design.  A cross-sectional design was used for this study. Methods.  Participants were recruited from the Xinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan. A total of 206 older people were recruited and were asked to complete three questionnaires during a face-to-face interview with a researcher at the activity setting. Results.  The results showed that walking leisurely was the most frequent leisure-time physical activity for participants. The age, gender, living arrangement, affective feeling and environmental control were significant variables of leisure-time physical activity. Conclusions.  The study constructs accounted for moderate amounts of variance (22% for leisure-time physical activity frequency, 27% for leisure-time physical activity duration and 24% for leisure-time physical activity caloric expenditure). This study also showed that different variables play different influential roles in the different components of LTPA. Relevance to clinical practice.  An effective intervention strategy for improving leisure-time physical activity of older people may involve tailoring the type, format, intensity, frequency and duration of a physical activity according to an individual's needs. This study described some environmental barriers to LTPA and recommended an increase in the accessibility to LTPA areas.
Yen-Chun Lin; Lian-Hua Huang; Mei Chang Yeh; John Jen Tai
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical nursing     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1365-2702     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Nurs     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207302     Medline TA:  J Clin Nurs     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  940-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Authors: Yen-Chun Lin, PhD, RN, Instructor, Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University; Lian-Hua Huang, PhD, RN, EMBA, Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University; Mei Chang Yeh, RN, EdD, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University; John Jen Tai, PhD, Professor, Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
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