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Predictors of physical activity behaviour in older community-dwelling adults

Browning, Colette; Sims, Jane; Kendig, Hal; Teshuva, Karen

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Physical activity is important health behavior for functional independence and quality of life in older people. This study examined factors that influence older people's engagement in physical activity. Methods: Data were analyzed from the first wave of the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies on Health Ageing program survey of 1000 persons aged 65 yrs and older living in noninstitutional settings in Melbourne, Australia. Results: Most people reported doing some physical activity in the previous 2...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBrowning, Colette
dc.contributor.authorSims, Jane
dc.contributor.authorKendig, Hal
dc.contributor.authorTeshuva, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:23:00Z
dc.identifier.issn0090-7421
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/20475
dc.description.abstractPhysical activity is important health behavior for functional independence and quality of life in older people. This study examined factors that influence older people's engagement in physical activity. Methods: Data were analyzed from the first wave of the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies on Health Ageing program survey of 1000 persons aged 65 yrs and older living in noninstitutional settings in Melbourne, Australia. Results: Most people reported doing some physical activity in the previous 2 wks. Agreement that there was much older people can do to keep healthy influenced reported physical activity behaviour. Most respondents believed they did enough activity. Age, educational status, and income were also correlates of physical activity behavior. The predictors of energetic physical activity behavior (defined as engaging in both energetic and light activities in the past fortnight) were age, education, personal security score, and positive health beliefs, independent of health status. Discussion: These predictors have implications for planning and tailoring delivery of health promotion interventions.
dc.publisherCharles B Slack
dc.sourceJournal of Allied Health
dc.subjectKeywords: age; aged; article; attitude to health; demography; exercise; female; health behavior; health status; human; male; social support; socioeconomics; statistics; Age Factors; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Exercise; Female; Health Behavior; Health Knowledge, Attit
dc.titlePredictors of physical activity behaviour in older community-dwelling adults
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume38
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor111799 - Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5637259xPUB12
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBrowning, Colette, Monash University
local.contributor.affiliationSims, Jane, Monash University
local.contributor.affiliationKendig, Hal, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationTeshuva, Karen, La Trobe University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage8
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage17
local.identifier.absseo940103 - Ageing and Older People
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:36:58Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-63549145151
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