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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorRich, S. C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Michael E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T20:40:39Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T20:40:39Z
dc.date.issued2001-08en_US
dc.identifier11693678en_US
dc.identifier0401131en_US
dc.identifier.citationPerceptual and motor skills. 2001 Aug; 93(1): 141-4.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0031-5125en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.amsciepub.com/doi/pdf/10.2466/pms.2001.93.1.141en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4872
dc.descriptionClick on the link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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.extent141-4en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherAmmons Scientificen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPerceptual and Motor Skillsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPercept Mot Skillsen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_US
dc.subject.meshAttitudeen_US
dc.subject.meshBone Densityen_US
dc.subject.meshExerciseen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotionen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterpersonal Relationsen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.titleStage of exercise change model and attitudes toward exercise in older adultsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2001 Perceptual and Motor Skillsen_US


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