Intervention markers of physical activity maintenance in older adults

Theresa A. Floegel, Peter R. Giacobbi, Joseph M. Dzierzewski, Adrienne T. Aiken-Morgan, Beverly Roberts, Christina S. McCrae, Michael Marsiske, Matthew Buman

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Abstract

Objectives: To identify intervention components that may promote longterm changes of physical activity among older adults in a behavioral theory-based physical activity trial. Methods: Participants (N = 24; aged 65+8.79 years) shared perceptions of intervention components at the end of the intervention and physical activity was assessed at 18 months. Mixed-methods analyses using a pragmatic content analysis of interview data were conducted. Results: Active study participants (25%) cited more specific goals/actions to achieve goals and more social support from family/friends, and had significantly higher self-determined motivation mean scores at 18 months than insufficiently active study participants (75%). Conclusions: Specific goalsetting behaviors and social support from family/friends may be key elements of physical activity maintenance in older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-499
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Older adult
  • Physical activity
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • Social-Cognitive Theory

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology

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Floegel, T. A., Giacobbi, P. R., Dzierzewski, J. M., Aiken-Morgan, A. T., Roberts, B., McCrae, C. S., ... Buman, M. (2015). Intervention markers of physical activity maintenance in older adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(4), 487-499. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.39.4.5

Intervention markers of physical activity maintenance in older adults. / Floegel, Theresa A.; Giacobbi, Peter R.; Dzierzewski, Joseph M.; Aiken-Morgan, Adrienne T.; Roberts, Beverly; McCrae, Christina S.; Marsiske, Michael; Buman, Matthew.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 39, No. 4, 01.07.2015, p. 487-499.

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Floegel, TA, Giacobbi, PR, Dzierzewski, JM, Aiken-Morgan, AT, Roberts, B, McCrae, CS, Marsiske, M & Buman, M 2015, 'Intervention markers of physical activity maintenance in older adults', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 487-499. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.39.4.5
Floegel TA, Giacobbi PR, Dzierzewski JM, Aiken-Morgan AT, Roberts B, McCrae CS et al. Intervention markers of physical activity maintenance in older adults. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2015 Jul 1;39(4):487-499. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.39.4.5
Floegel, Theresa A. ; Giacobbi, Peter R. ; Dzierzewski, Joseph M. ; Aiken-Morgan, Adrienne T. ; Roberts, Beverly ; McCrae, Christina S. ; Marsiske, Michael ; Buman, Matthew. / Intervention markers of physical activity maintenance in older adults. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2015 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 487-499.
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