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Physical Activity and Psychosocial and Mental Health of Older Caregivers and Non-Caregivers.
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PMID:  22595335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Few studies have been conducted on physical activity (PA) in older caregivers, a population at risk for mental and physical decline. To assess and compare PA, PA preferences, psychosocial determinants of PA, and mental health indicators between older non-exercising caregivers and non-caregivers. Caregivers (N = 24) and non-caregivers (N = 48) completed questionnaires and wore an accelerometer for 7 consecutive days. Few significant differences were noted in objectively measured or subjectively reported PA between caregivers and non-caregivers. Non-caregivers reported greater social support to exercise from family members. Caregivers reported significantly greater anxiety, depression, stress, and negative health symptoms. Caregivers were significantly more likely to prefer exercise in 10-min bouts. Caregivers are in need of interventions to increase PA and health. Efforts to help caregivers participate in multiple shorter bouts of exercise during the day could be more effective than recommending one continuous 30-minute bout.
David X Marquez; Eduardo E Bustamante; Sarah Kozey-Keadle; Jennifer Kraemer; Iraida Carrion
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-3984     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309633     Medline TA:  Geriatr Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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