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Titolo:
Determinants of physical activity initiation and maintenance among community-dwelling older persons
Autore:
Burton, LC; Shapiro, S; German, PS;
Indirizzi:
Johns Hopkins Univ, Hlth Serv Res & Dev Ctr, Sch Hyg & Publ Hlth, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA Johns Hopkins Univ Baltimore MD USA 21205 l Hlth, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
Titolo Testata:
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE
fascicolo: 5, volume: 29, anno: 1999,
pagine: 422 - 430
SICI:
0091-7435(199911)29:5<422:DOPAIA>2.0.ZU;2-M
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL; SELF-EFFICACY; HEALTH BEHAVIORS; MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION; PREVENTIVE SERVICES; ALAMEDA COUNTY; ADULTS; RISK; EXERCISE; WOMEN;
Keywords:
aged; health behaviors; physical activity; health beliefs; Quality of Well-Being Scale; physician; counseling;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
47
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Burton, LC Johns Hopkins Univ, Hlth Serv Res & Dev Ctr, Sch Hyg & Publ Hlth, 624 N Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA Johns Hopkins Univ 624 N Broadway Baltimore MD USA 21205 05 USA
Citazione:
L.C. Burton et al., "Determinants of physical activity initiation and maintenance among community-dwelling older persons", PREV MED, 29(5), 1999, pp. 422-430

Abstract

Background. Understanding determinants of initiation and maintenance of anactive lifestyle among older individuals is of great concern to public health because of the increasing evidence that lifestyle may alter the course of frequently occurring chronic diseases. Method Two thousand five hundred seven community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over were interviewed at three points over 4 years regarding their physical activity, defined as a self-report of walking briskly, gardening, or heavy housework, at least three times a week. Extensive data were also collected on health status, health services use, sociodemographics, and, at the final interview, self-mastery, importance of various factors in the decision to be physically active, and interaction with their physician regarding physical activity. Determinants of initiation and maintenance of physical activity were identified using logistic regressions. Results. Forty-one percent maintained an active lifestyle; 12% initiated an active lifestyle; 22% declined to become sedentary; 25% were sedentary atall observation. Predictors of both initiation and maintenance of physicalactivity were younger age, moderate to excellent health, and the patient'sbelief that physical activity was important to his/her health. Among the 301 patients who initiated activity, 40% said their physician was a very important influence. Conclusions. Strengthening the belief of older individuals in the benefitsto their health of physical activity holds promise for increasing the proportion of community-dwelling older persons who move from a sedentary lifestyle to a more physically active lifestyle and for maintaining such activity. (C) 1999 American Health Foundation and Academic Press.

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