iPATH: Individual Pathways for Active Health-Enjoying Age-Appropriate Physical Activity

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202221
Type:
Presentation
Title:
iPATH: Individual Pathways for Active Health-Enjoying Age-Appropriate Physical Activity
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Through a partnership between the John A. Hartford Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, the Geriatric Nurse Leadership Academy (GNLA) provides fellowship opportunities for emerging nurse leaders to develop skills within three domains:  individual leadership development, advancement of inter-professional gerontological practice, and expansion of organizational influence. This poster presents work derived from one GNLA Fellow’s project related to the above aims, including: 1) the goals, processes, and expected outcomes of the iPATH initiative at one CCRC, 2) the resident generated range of motivations that make physical activity desirable and an activity selection instrument that helps elders respond to those motivations, and 3) the functional gait self-evaluation tool designed by the organizations’ interdisciplinary teams and one resident representative. For independent community elders, falls prevention programs often do not prevent falls.  Furthermore, such programs fail to promote enjoyable age-appropriate physical activities that support active health. The long-term goal for this project is to engage young-older residents (aged 60-74) living in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in assessments of their physical activity motivations and functional gait self-evaluations prior to their annual health exam. A co-decision making process between providers and residents will aim to improve and/or sustain optimal age-appropriate physical function and enjoyment of physical activity.  The development and integration of each resident’s iPATH: Individual Pathways for Active Health will occur over the next 1-2 years and become part of the electronic medical record. Over time, the database can be used for future research to determine the perceived and measurable benefits for promoting physical activity when young-older adults 1) identify personal motivations for enjoying physical activity; 2) engage in co-evaluating their strength, balance, and coordination; and 3) are offered choices for age-appropriate physical activities that are both enjoyable and promote functional health.
Keywords:
Self-evaluation; Activity; Geriatric
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleiPATH: Individual Pathways for Active Health-Enjoying Age-Appropriate Physical Activityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202221-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Through a partnership between the John A. Hartford Foundation and Sigma Theta Tau International, the Geriatric Nurse Leadership Academy (GNLA) provides fellowship opportunities for emerging nurse leaders to develop skills within three domains:  individual leadership development, advancement of inter-professional gerontological practice, and expansion of organizational influence. This poster presents work derived from one GNLA Fellow’s project related to the above aims, including: 1) the goals, processes, and expected outcomes of the iPATH initiative at one CCRC, 2) the resident generated range of motivations that make physical activity desirable and an activity selection instrument that helps elders respond to those motivations, and 3) the functional gait self-evaluation tool designed by the organizations’ interdisciplinary teams and one resident representative. For independent community elders, falls prevention programs often do not prevent falls.  Furthermore, such programs fail to promote enjoyable age-appropriate physical activities that support active health. The long-term goal for this project is to engage young-older residents (aged 60-74) living in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in assessments of their physical activity motivations and functional gait self-evaluations prior to their annual health exam. A co-decision making process between providers and residents will aim to improve and/or sustain optimal age-appropriate physical function and enjoyment of physical activity.  The development and integration of each resident’s iPATH: Individual Pathways for Active Health will occur over the next 1-2 years and become part of the electronic medical record. Over time, the database can be used for future research to determine the perceived and measurable benefits for promoting physical activity when young-older adults 1) identify personal motivations for enjoying physical activity; 2) engage in co-evaluating their strength, balance, and coordination; and 3) are offered choices for age-appropriate physical activities that are both enjoyable and promote functional health.en_GB
dc.subjectSelf-evaluationen_GB
dc.subjectActivityen_GB
dc.subjectGeriatricen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:16:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:16:34Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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