Stage of exercise change model and attitudes toward exercise in older adults

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies en_US
dc.contributor.author Rich, S. C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rogers, Michael E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-14T20:40:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-14T20:40:39Z
dc.date.issued 2001-08 en_US
dc.identifier 11693678 en_US
dc.identifier 0401131 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Perceptual and motor skills. 2001 Aug; 93(1): 141-4. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0031-5125 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/pdf/10.2466/pms.2001.93.1.141 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4872
dc.description Click on the link below to access the article (may not be free). en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the attitudes toward exercise held by older adults within different stages of the exercise change model for the purpose of aiding health professionals in developing effective approaches that engage older adults in physical activity. Men and women (n = 116) between the ages of 60 and 93 years (73.9+/-6.6) completed a questionnaire used to categorize them into one of five stages of exercise change: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. Participants also completed a questionnaire to assess four attitude factors related to exercise: tension release, health promotion, vigorous exercise, and social benefits. The Active older adults in this study reported positive attitudes toward exer cising for health benefits, social interaction, and tension release. Of these, the health benefits of exercise appear to be the most important factor in their participation in exercise. Therefore, prograns designed to engage older adults in regular physical activity should promote positive attitudes toward exercise, especially regarding the health related aspects of exercise. en_US
dc.format.extent 141-4 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Ammons Scientific en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Perceptual and Motor Skills en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Percept Mot Skills en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject.mesh Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Aged, 80 and over en_US
dc.subject.mesh Attitude en_US
dc.subject.mesh Bone Density en_US
dc.subject.mesh Exercise en_US
dc.subject.mesh Female en_US
dc.subject.mesh Health Promotion en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Interpersonal Relations en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Questionnaires en_US
dc.title Stage of exercise change model and attitudes toward exercise in older adults en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial United States en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 2001 Perceptual and Motor Skills en_US

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