Typologies of Greek inactive older adults based on reasons for abstaining from exercise and conditions for change
MetadataShow full item record
The main purpose of this study was to examine typologies of non-exercisers based on reasons for physical inactivity and conditions reported to be necessary to change exercise behaviour. These typologies were then compared on psychological variables of interest and exercise history. Questionnaires were distributed to Greek older adults aged 60 and above who were recruited from social clubs and city cafes. Only individuals engaging in no regular exercise were recruited (n = 188). The results of hierarchical and k-means cluster analyses revealed two clusters for males ("approachable" and "unconvinced") and three for females ("unconcerned", "approachable", and "unconvinced"). The clusters differed significantly on psychological variables not used in the cluster solution. Exercise history distinguished between clusters only among males. The results reveal that physically inactive older adults are not a homogeneous group of individuals. Implementers of physical activity interventions should probably use a range of strategies that take into consideration that some sedentary older adults are more amenable to consider taking up exercise than others.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Turner, Sian Elizabeth (2009)Background and research questions. The characterization of chronic persistent asthma in an older adult population is not well defined. This is due to the difficulties in separating the diagnosis of asthma from that of ...
The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of strength and balance Exergames to reduce falls risk for people aged 55 years and older in UK assisted living facilities: a multi-centre, cluster randomised controlled trialStanmore, Emma K; Mavroeidi, Alexandra; De Jong, Lex ; Skelton, Dawn A; Sutton, Chris J; Benedetto, Valerio; Munford, Luke A; Meekes, Wytske; Bell, Vicky; Todd, Chris (2019)BACKGROUND: Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal unintentional injuries in older people. The use of Exergames (active, gamified video-based exercises) is a possible innovative, community-based approach. This ...
Strategies and challenges associated with recruiting retirement village communities and residents into a group exercise interventionDuckham, R.; Tait, J.; Nowson, C.; Sanders, K.; Taaffe, D.; Hill, Keith; Daly, R. (2018)Background: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) provide the highest level of scientific evidence, but successful participant recruitment is critical to ensure the external and internal validity of results. This study ...