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Preventing disability through exercise: investigating older adults' influences and motivations to engage in physical activity.
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PMID:  19786530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this qualitative study focus groups were used to gain an in-depth understanding of personal and social influences on physical activity in 48 52-87-year-old participants. A model produced using a Grounded Theory analysis showed that preventing health decline was particularly important in determining physical activity participation. Other influences included enjoyment of exercise, others as motivators to exercise and perceived limited appreciation for older people's needs. The results are discussed in relation to health and exercise interventions designed to motivate exercise behaviour in older adults.
Suzanne Hardy; Sarah Grogan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1461-7277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-29     Completed Date:  2010-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1036-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Health Psychology, Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Attitude to Health*
Focus Groups
Middle Aged
Physical Fitness / psychology*

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