Gender differences in exercise determinants in elders residing in assisted living facilities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160493
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gender differences in exercise determinants in elders residing in assisted living facilities
Abstract:
Gender differences in exercise determinants in elders residing in assisted living facilities
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Tseng, Yueh-Hsia
P.I. Institution Name:University of Minnesota
Contact Address:No. 110, Section 1, Chein-kou N Rd, Taichung, MN, 402, Taiwan
Contact Telephone:886.4.2473.0022
The purpose of this cross-sectional comparative study was to determine if gender differences existed in the use of exercise determinants identified in the Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska & DiClemente, 1982). A convenience sample of 110 female and 44 male elders (M=84 years) was recruited from assisted living facilities. Female elders were older and perceived their health status as better than did male elders. Results of the Mann-Whitney tests for females and males revealed similarity/differences in the variables. Both females and males seek out information about exercise, reappraise their value system regarding exercise, make a commitment to exercise, reward themselves for exercise, use alternative behavior for inactivity, are confident about their ability to exercise, and are not concerned with the negative results from exercise (a=.005). Females, however, have more emotional responses to inactivity, believe inactivity more affected their health, use more social support, are more aware of the availability of exercise resources, have more control over situations which trigger inactivity, and perceive more positive results from exercise than do males. These findings provide guidance to health professionals in developing interventions to increase exercise behavior of elders. For example, exercise programs for elderly women could include strategies related to social support.
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.titleGender differences in exercise determinants in elders residing in assisted living facilitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160493-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gender differences in exercise determinants in elders residing in assisted living facilities</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">Tseng, Yueh-Hsia</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Minnesota</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">No. 110, Section 1, Chein-kou N Rd, Taichung, MN, 402, Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">886.4.2473.0022</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">yhtseng@mercury.csmc.edu.tw</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this cross-sectional comparative study was to determine if gender differences existed in the use of exercise determinants identified in the Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska &amp; DiClemente, 1982). A convenience sample of 110 female and 44 male elders (M=84 years) was recruited from assisted living facilities. Female elders were older and perceived their health status as better than did male elders. Results of the Mann-Whitney tests for females and males revealed similarity/differences in the variables. Both females and males seek out information about exercise, reappraise their value system regarding exercise, make a commitment to exercise, reward themselves for exercise, use alternative behavior for inactivity, are confident about their ability to exercise, and are not concerned with the negative results from exercise (a=.005). Females, however, have more emotional responses to inactivity, believe inactivity more affected their health, use more social support, are more aware of the availability of exercise resources, have more control over situations which trigger inactivity, and perceive more positive results from exercise than do males. These findings provide guidance to health professionals in developing interventions to increase exercise behavior of elders. For example, exercise programs for elderly women could include strategies related to social support.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:59:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:59:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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