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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601652
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
The Effect of Temporal Discounting on Exercise Behavior in Elders
Author(s):
Tate, Linda M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Theta
Author Details:
Linda M. Tate, ACNS-bc, APRN, ltate@astate.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: As people age, they become more susceptible to disease and disability.' Elders are at risk of developing morbidities related to risk factors like injury, social isolation and multiple health disorders. A healthy lifestyle can delay or prevent elders from developing both disease and disability.' Despite the known benefits of exercise, nearly 85% of elders fail to achieve the recommended amount of physical exercise prescribed by the CDC.' Many researchers have speculated that temporal discounting underlies several socially important human behaviors such as addiction, obesity and unsafe sex.' However, exercise or lack of exercise had not been adequately investigated from the discounting perspective and discounting in general had not been explored in elders.' The purpose of this study was to explore temporal discounting in elders, compare discounting rates among exercisers and non-exercisers and attempt to explain a large portion of the non-execising behavior in elders. Methods: This study used a non-experimental correlational design with two groups of cognitively intact community dwelling elders (60 years of age or older).' A sample of 134 participants was recruited from Northeast Arkansas. Data was collected using a demographic form and the Kirby Delay discounting Monetary Choice Questionnaire (MCQ).' All demographics were analyzed descriptively.' A comparison of means of the temporal discounting rates between exercisers and non-exercisers will be performed using a two sample t-test. Results: Results are still pending the final data entry for the project. Conclusion: The results of this study will add to the overall depth of nursing knowledge on the topic of exercise behavior among elders.' Hopefully, leading to a better understanding of why many do not exercise.' Thus, helping health care providers to create better programs that fit this population's needs'and increasing execise behavior in elders which will ultimately decrease morbidity in this population.
Keywords:
Elders; Exercise; Temporal Discounting
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST105
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Effect of Temporal Discounting on Exercise Behavior in Eldersen
dc.contributor.authorTate, Linda M.en
dc.contributor.departmentEta Thetaen
dc.author.detailsLinda M. Tate, ACNS-bc, APRN, ltate@astate.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601652-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: As people age, they become more susceptible to disease and disability.' Elders are at risk of developing morbidities related to risk factors like injury, social isolation and multiple health disorders. A healthy lifestyle can delay or prevent elders from developing both disease and disability.' Despite the known benefits of exercise, nearly 85% of elders fail to achieve the recommended amount of physical exercise prescribed by the CDC.' Many researchers have speculated that temporal discounting underlies several socially important human behaviors such as addiction, obesity and unsafe sex.' However, exercise or lack of exercise had not been adequately investigated from the discounting perspective and discounting in general had not been explored in elders.' The purpose of this study was to explore temporal discounting in elders, compare discounting rates among exercisers and non-exercisers and attempt to explain a large portion of the non-execising behavior in elders. Methods: This study used a non-experimental correlational design with two groups of cognitively intact community dwelling elders (60 years of age or older).' A sample of 134 participants was recruited from Northeast Arkansas. Data was collected using a demographic form and the Kirby Delay discounting Monetary Choice Questionnaire (MCQ).' All demographics were analyzed descriptively.' A comparison of means of the temporal discounting rates between exercisers and non-exercisers will be performed using a two sample t-test. Results: Results are still pending the final data entry for the project. Conclusion: The results of this study will add to the overall depth of nursing knowledge on the topic of exercise behavior among elders.' Hopefully, leading to a better understanding of why many do not exercise.' Thus, helping health care providers to create better programs that fit this population's needs'and increasing execise behavior in elders which will ultimately decrease morbidity in this population.en
dc.subjectEldersen
dc.subjectExerciseen
dc.subjectTemporal Discountingen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:51:51Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:51:51Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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