The Role of Peer Leaders in the Promotion of Physical Activity, Health and Psychological Wellbeing in Older Adults
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The results of this thesis highlight the potential of using peers (i.e., similar-aged individuals) to lead walking groups for promoting physical activity and health in older adults. Results inform on the benefits of regularly walking with peers, the factors affecting the retention of peer volunteers, and on effective peer leadership attributes and behaviours. Recommendations for future peer-led intervention design and policy are provided.
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