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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158386
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The factors that influence physical activity in older rural adults
Abstract:
The factors that influence physical activity in older rural adults
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Plonczynski, Donna, PhD, APN, OCN
P.I. Institution Name:NIU
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:1240 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL, 60115, USA
Contact Telephone:815.753.6584
Co-Authors:D.J. Plonczynski, P. Yao, Nursing and Health Studies, Northern IL University, DeKalb, IL;
Rural older adults have higher rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared to their urban counterparts. However, despite the risk reduction for CVD possible though increased physical activity, they remain inactive. The overall hypothesis of this study is that there are unique social, environmental and personal facilitators and barriers to physical activity for older rural adults. The framework for this study is the model of physical activity behavior (MPAB) a modification of the interaction model of client health behavior, which includes background (demographic characteristics, environmental resources, social influence, and health status), and intrapersonal (motivation and self-efficacy) factors that influence the health outcome (physical activity). The instrument, walking activity in rural communities, with established validity and reliability, includes all components of the model. Three hundred sixty-one anonymous questionnaires were returned by mail from volunteer older adults residing in one non-metropolitan county in the Midwest. Older rural adults in this county have lower income and community resources than other areas of the state. The research questions of this cross-sectional study will be analyzed with Student t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression in order to determine influences from components of the MPAB. Statistical analysis is underway. The multi-faceted information resulting from this study will be used to develop interventions for physical activity in order to positively impact the health of this growing and at-risk population. These results will influence health promotion in the community. Nurses may use this information to encourage health practices for older adults by the development of personal strategies to overcome barriers to activity. In addition, public health nurses and policy nurses may use this information to advocate for the development of facilitators and the reduction of barriers to physical activity within rural communities in order to reduce the risks for CVD and other chronic diseases. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Omega chapter.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe factors that influence physical activity in older rural adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158386-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The factors that influence physical activity in older rural adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Plonczynski, Donna, PhD, APN, OCN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">NIU</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1240 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL, 60115, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">815.753.6584</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">djplonz@niu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">D.J. Plonczynski, P. Yao, Nursing and Health Studies, Northern IL University, DeKalb, IL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Rural older adults have higher rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) when compared to their urban counterparts. However, despite the risk reduction for CVD possible though increased physical activity, they remain inactive. The overall hypothesis of this study is that there are unique social, environmental and personal facilitators and barriers to physical activity for older rural adults. The framework for this study is the model of physical activity behavior (MPAB) a modification of the interaction model of client health behavior, which includes background (demographic characteristics, environmental resources, social influence, and health status), and intrapersonal (motivation and self-efficacy) factors that influence the health outcome (physical activity). The instrument, walking activity in rural communities, with established validity and reliability, includes all components of the model. Three hundred sixty-one anonymous questionnaires were returned by mail from volunteer older adults residing in one non-metropolitan county in the Midwest. Older rural adults in this county have lower income and community resources than other areas of the state. The research questions of this cross-sectional study will be analyzed with Student t-test, ANOVA, and multiple regression in order to determine influences from components of the MPAB. Statistical analysis is underway. The multi-faceted information resulting from this study will be used to develop interventions for physical activity in order to positively impact the health of this growing and at-risk population. These results will influence health promotion in the community. Nurses may use this information to encourage health practices for older adults by the development of personal strategies to overcome barriers to activity. In addition, public health nurses and policy nurses may use this information to advocate for the development of facilitators and the reduction of barriers to physical activity within rural communities in order to reduce the risks for CVD and other chronic diseases. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Omega chapter.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:59:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:59:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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