The Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Community Dwelling Elders in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154074
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Community Dwelling Elders in Taiwan
Abstract:
The Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Community Dwelling Elders in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Chiou, A., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Fu-Jen Catholic University
Title:Associated Professor
[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the associations of demographic characteristic, cardiovascular risk factors and quality of life with physical activity in community-dwelling elders in Taiwan. Design: One hundred and forty-five community-dwelling elders age 55 or over were interviewed and completed a structured questionnaire. The instruments used in this study including: Barthel Index, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale, Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly, Exercise Self-efficacy, Perceived Barrier and Benefit Scale, Framingham Cardiovascular Risk Scale, SF-36 Quality of Life Scale. Data was analyzed by using SPSS/PC 11.5 to obtain descriptive analysis, Pearson's correlation, and multiple regression analysis. Results: 25% of community-dwelling elders had no regular physical activity. Physical activity was associated with gender, marriage, medication, disease status, systolic blood pressure, exercise self-efficacy, perceived barrier, and quality of life. Elders with higher exercise self-efficacy and lower perceived barrier had higher physical activity. Physical activity was also positively correlated with systolic blood pressure. Elders with higher physical activity had higher quality of life. Multiple regression analysis showed that a total of 42.6% of variance of physical activity was explained by quality of life, self-efficacy, risk factors and body mass index. Conclusion: This study suggests that health care professionals should assess the elders' demographic data, cardiovascular risk factors, self-efficacy, and physical functioning. A comprehensive and adequate teaching program based on the individual learning needs was necessary to promote regular physical activity and quality of life for the community-dwelling elders. Key words: physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors, quality of life, self-efficacy.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Community Dwelling Elders in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154074-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Factors Associated with Physical Activity in Community Dwelling Elders in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Chiou, A., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fu-Jen Catholic University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associated Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">042897@mail.fju.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the associations of demographic characteristic, cardiovascular risk factors and quality of life with physical activity in community-dwelling elders in Taiwan. Design: One hundred and forty-five community-dwelling elders age 55 or over were interviewed and completed a structured questionnaire. The instruments used in this study including: Barthel Index, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale, Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly, Exercise Self-efficacy, Perceived Barrier and Benefit Scale, Framingham Cardiovascular Risk Scale, SF-36 Quality of Life Scale. Data was analyzed by using SPSS/PC 11.5 to obtain descriptive analysis, Pearson's correlation, and multiple regression analysis. Results: 25% of community-dwelling elders had no regular physical activity. Physical activity was associated with gender, marriage, medication, disease status, systolic blood pressure, exercise self-efficacy, perceived barrier, and quality of life. Elders with higher exercise self-efficacy and lower perceived barrier had higher physical activity. Physical activity was also positively correlated with systolic blood pressure. Elders with higher physical activity had higher quality of life. Multiple regression analysis showed that a total of 42.6% of variance of physical activity was explained by quality of life, self-efficacy, risk factors and body mass index. Conclusion: This study suggests that health care professionals should assess the elders' demographic data, cardiovascular risk factors, self-efficacy, and physical functioning. A comprehensive and adequate teaching program based on the individual learning needs was necessary to promote regular physical activity and quality of life for the community-dwelling elders. Key words: physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors, quality of life, self-efficacy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:43:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:43:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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