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Lifestyle physical activity of older rural women.

Authors
Plonczynski-DJ; Wilbur-J; Larson-JL; Thiede-K
Source
Res Nurs Health 2008 Oct; 31(5):501-513
NIOSHTIC No.
20039694
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to describe and examine the lifestyle physical activity behaviors (household, leisure, occupational) of older rural women. Background characteristics included demographics, environment, social support, and health. Intrapersonal characteristics included motivation and self-efficacy. The majority of the women's energy expenditure was in the household dimension. Social support was positively associated with household activities. A higher level of leisure physical activity was associated with living within the two small cities and reporting lower levels of health and lower motivation. This research highlights the importance of household physical activity and the contribution of social support for household physical activity, both of which may be important in developing interventions to promote physical activity in older rural women.
Keywords
Humans; Women; Age-groups; Age-factors; Attitude; Physiological-effects; Physiological-factors; Physiological-function; Psychological-factors; Psychology; Metabolism; Behavior; Questionnaires; Statistical-analysis; Epidemiology; Education; Sociological-factors; Author Keywords: physical activity; women; rural
Contact
Donna J. Plonczynski, School of Nursing, Northern Illinois University, 1240 Normal Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115
CODEN
RNHEDO
Publication Date
20081001
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0160-6891
Source Name
Research in Nursing and Health
State
IL; ID; MI
Performing Organization
University of Illinois-Chicago
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