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Processes associated with participation and adherence to a 12-month exercise programme for adults aged 70 and older


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Stathi, A., McKenna, J. and Fox, K. R., 2010. Processes associated with participation and adherence to a 12-month exercise programme for adults aged 70 and older. Journal of Health Psychology, 15 (6), pp. 838-847.

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Abstract

This study investigated the processes associated with the engagement of adults aged 70 years and older in a 12-month long research-based structured exercise programme. A sample of 21 participants (Mean age (SD) 75.8 (3.9); 14 females) and six exercise class leaders or researchers involved in the programme participated in individual semi-structured interviews. Transcripts were analysed with the principles of interpretive qualitative analysis. Our findings suggest that a programme that runs locally, provides individual attention/tailoring, delivers meaningful benefits, offers a staged approach to efficacy building, creates a sense of ownership, and provides intergenerational support and opportunities for social interaction, facilitates exercise engagement in later life.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsStathi, A., McKenna, J. and Fox, K. R.
DOI10.1177/1359105309357090
Uncontrolled Keywordsempowerment, environment, commitment, maintenance, activity, qualitative
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code20984

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