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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159602
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Aging women: Limited repertoire of exercise experiences
Abstract:
Aging women: Limited repertoire of exercise experiences
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Conn, Vicki, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Missouri-Columbia
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA
Contact Telephone:574.882.0231
Despite the documented beneficial outcomes of exercise, efforts to increase exercise among vulnerable groups have met with limited success. Understanding previous experience with exercise may enable nurses to design more effective interventions to increase physical activity. This study examined sedentary older women's episodic exercise history over their adult life. Community-dwelling women aged 65 years and over (N=199) who were not currently exercising at least 30 minutes three times per week were interviewed. Questionnaires were used to solicit information about characteristics of previous exercise including types of exercise, duration of exercise sessions, frequency per week, and the ages when the women had exercised. One fourth of the women denied performing any episodic exercise as adults. The most common exercises were walking; participation in health center activities, water exercise, aerobics classes; treadmill walking, and swimming. Subjects most often reported 60 minute exercise duration and three sessions per week when they exercised. Most of these women attempted episodic exercise in their sixth decade of life. These older women reported a limited repertoire of exercise experience, largely gained in early old age. Successful interventions may need to combine motivational components with exercise skill development.
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.titleAging women: Limited repertoire of exercise experiencesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159602-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Aging women: Limited repertoire of exercise experiences</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Conn, Vicki, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Missouri-Columbia</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO, 65211, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">574.882.0231</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">conn@missouri.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Despite the documented beneficial outcomes of exercise, efforts to increase exercise among vulnerable groups have met with limited success. Understanding previous experience with exercise may enable nurses to design more effective interventions to increase physical activity. This study examined sedentary older women's episodic exercise history over their adult life. Community-dwelling women aged 65 years and over (N=199) who were not currently exercising at least 30 minutes three times per week were interviewed. Questionnaires were used to solicit information about characteristics of previous exercise including types of exercise, duration of exercise sessions, frequency per week, and the ages when the women had exercised. One fourth of the women denied performing any episodic exercise as adults. The most common exercises were walking; participation in health center activities, water exercise, aerobics classes; treadmill walking, and swimming. Subjects most often reported 60 minute exercise duration and three sessions per week when they exercised. Most of these women attempted episodic exercise in their sixth decade of life. These older women reported a limited repertoire of exercise experience, largely gained in early old age. Successful interventions may need to combine motivational components with exercise skill development.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:09:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:09:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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