Physical Activity’s Related Factors Based on Transtheoretical Model in Older Adults Guilan In 2013

Dehghankar, Leila (2014) Physical Activity’s Related Factors Based on Transtheoretical Model in Older Adults Guilan In 2013. Journal of applied environmental and biological sciences.

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ABSTRACT The present study is aimed to determine the physical activity and its related factors based on transtheoretical model in elderly residents of Guilan province, Iran. In this study, cross-sectional research design was applied. 262 elderly people were selected using convenience sampling techniques. Furthermore, the participants were asked to complete a self-administrated questionnaire. The study was carried out in the active retirement centers located at Rasht, Guilan province, Iran; also, the collected data belongs to the year 2013. The selected individuals completed questionnaire included with the stages of change, processes of change, and physical activity scale for elderly questionnaire (PASE). Data were analyzed applying SPSS V. 16 Software by which the descriptive and analytic statistics were performed. The result showed that mean PASE score was 119.35 ±51.50. Most of the individuals were in the maintenance stage. There is a significant difference in the of change during stage of change (P<0.05). Also, a significant relationships was found among the physical activity, increasing awareness, self-reevaluation, counter conditioning, reinforcement management, and stimulus control (P<0.05). Based on the results from the regression analysis, counter conditioning and stage of change are in fact the predictors of physical activity behavior. Also indicated that specific factors, counter conditioning, social liberation, self reevaluation, self-liberation , have important roles in predicting stage of change physical activity behavior. Based on the results, it can be concluded that the use of TTM to identify the factors affecting physical activity behavior and its change in elderly is a promising method which should be taken into account. KEYWORDS: Physical activity, Aged, Transtheoretical model

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: University Portal > schools > snm
Depositing User: pr Nursing and Midwifery School
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2017 07:44
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 07:47
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5916

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