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dc.contributor.authorBurton, Elissa
dc.contributor.authorFarrier, K.
dc.contributor.authorLewin, G.
dc.contributor.authorPettigrew, S.
dc.contributor.authorHill, A.
dc.contributor.authorAirey, P.
dc.contributor.authorBainbridge, L.
dc.contributor.authorHill, Keith
dc.identifier.citationBurton, E. and Farrier, K. and Lewin, G. and Pettigrew, S. and Hill, A. and Airey, P. and Bainbridge, L. et al. 2017. Motivators and barriers for older people participating in resistance training: A systematic review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 25 (2): pp. 311-324.

Regular participation in resistance training is important for older people to maintain their health and independence, yet participation rates are low. The study aimed to identify motivators and barriers to older people participating in resistance training. A systematic review was conducted including quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method studies. Searches generated 15,920 citations from six databases, with 14 studies (n=1,937 participants) included. In total, 92 motivators and 24 barriers were identified. Motivators specific to participating in resistance training included preventing deterioration (disability), reducing risk of falls, building (toning) muscles, feeling more alert and better concentration. Looking too muscular and thinking participation increased the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or death, despite the minimal likelihood of these occurring, were barriers. The analysis indicates that increasing participation in resistance training among older people should focus on the specific benefits valued by older people and the dissemination of accurate information to counter misperceptions.

dc.publisherHuman Kinetics Inc
dc.titleMotivators and barriers for older people participating in resistance training: A systematic review
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Aging and Physical Activity

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curtin.departmentSchool of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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