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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154784
Type:
Presentation
Title:
What Are Older Women's Perceptions of Physical Activity and Exercise?
Abstract:
What Are Older Women's Perceptions of Physical Activity and Exercise?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Buttner, Ann Danielle M., RN, ADN, BSN, MA, MPA, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Abington Memorial Hospital
Title:Clinical Instructor
Co-Authors:Ann Marie Laughlin, RN, BSN, MS
Objectives: Understand what constitutes the experiences of physical activity and exercise for women between the ages of 65 and 75. Determine if--and how--women between the ages of 65 and 75 define physical activity and exercise and distinguish physical activity from exercise. Design: Qualitative, descriptive, and emergent Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A purposive sampling approach was used to obtain a sample of 14 women drawn from a population of women between the ages 65 to 75 who were ambulatory, mentally competent, English-speaking, in stable health, and residing in own homes and older adult communities. Method: A phenomenological, grounded theory method of inquiry necessitated the use of focused, semi-structured interviews as the primary means of data collection. Data was transcribed and analyzed using the constant comparative method. Findings: Physical Activity and exercise were not defined as separate entities by half of the interviewees. Differences in characteristics, bodily sensations, influences, and outcomes between physical activity and exercise were articulated by most but not all of the study participants. Influences on decisions not to participate in either exercise or physical activity included less stamina, retirement, lack of interest, and husband’s poor health but did not include pain or fatigue. The study participants' social environment or lack of a support system e.g., widowhood, was found to have a strong impact on their decisions to exercise but did not impact decisions to remain physically active. Conclusions: Confusion does exist in how the terms physical activity and exercise are defined and used by older women. This may impact the accuracy of activity self-reporting to health care providers. Implications: Implications exist for improving (a) communication between health care providers and older female clients and (b) community programming efforts aimed at promoting the health of older women, particularly widows.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhat Are Older Women's Perceptions of Physical Activity and Exercise?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154784-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">What Are Older Women's Perceptions of Physical Activity and Exercise?</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Buttner, Ann Danielle M., RN, ADN, BSN, MA, MPA, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Abington Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">AButtner@amh.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ann Marie Laughlin, RN, BSN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objectives: Understand what constitutes the experiences of physical activity and exercise for women between the ages of 65 and 75. Determine if--and how--women between the ages of 65 and 75 define physical activity and exercise and distinguish physical activity from exercise. Design: Qualitative, descriptive, and emergent Population, Sample, Setting, Years: A purposive sampling approach was used to obtain a sample of 14 women drawn from a population of women between the ages 65 to 75 who were ambulatory, mentally competent, English-speaking, in stable health, and residing in own homes and older adult communities. Method: A phenomenological, grounded theory method of inquiry necessitated the use of focused, semi-structured interviews as the primary means of data collection. Data was transcribed and analyzed using the constant comparative method. Findings: Physical Activity and exercise were not defined as separate entities by half of the interviewees. Differences in characteristics, bodily sensations, influences, and outcomes between physical activity and exercise were articulated by most but not all of the study participants. Influences on decisions not to participate in either exercise or physical activity included less stamina, retirement, lack of interest, and husband&rsquo;s poor health but did not include pain or fatigue. The study participants' social environment or lack of a support system e.g., widowhood, was found to have a strong impact on their decisions to exercise but did not impact decisions to remain physically active. Conclusions: Confusion does exist in how the terms physical activity and exercise are defined and used by older women. This may impact the accuracy of activity self-reporting to health care providers. Implications: Implications exist for improving (a) communication between health care providers and older female clients and (b) community programming efforts aimed at promoting the health of older women, particularly widows.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:16:33Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:16:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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