Nancy M. Gell

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PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study was to describe prevalence of technology use among adults ages 65 and older, particularly for those with disability and activity-limiting symptoms and impairments. DESIGN AND METHODS Data from the 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study, a nationally representative sample of community-dwelling Medicare(More)
BACKGROUND Understanding factors which may promote walking in mid-life and older adults with mobility impairments is key given the association between physical activity and positive health outcomes. OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between active trips and objective measures of the home neighborhood built environment. METHODS Global positioning(More)
BACKGROUND Overweight and obese older adults have high sedentary time. We tested the feasibility and preliminary effects of a sedentary time reduction intervention among adults over age 60 with a body mass index over 27 kg/m2 using a nonrandomized one-arm design. METHODS Participants (N = 25, mean age = 71.4, mean body mass index = 34) completed an 8-week(More)
BACKGROUND With the growing need for children from underserved populations to be physically active it is imperative to create developmentally appropriate and enjoyable physical education programs that promote physical activity. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of mastery and performance climates on physical activity during physical(More)
BACKGROUND The study evaluated the effects of a text message intervention on physical activity in adult working women. METHODS Eighty-seven participants were randomized to an intervention (n = 41) or control group (n = 46). Pedometer step counts and measures of self-efficacy were collected at baseline, 12 weeks, and 24 weeks. Intervention participants(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether self-reported sitting time is related to various health indicators, health costs, and utilization in adults over age 65. METHODS A retrospective cross-sectional cohort study was conducted using the electronic health record (EHR) from an integrated health system in Washington State. Members who completed an online health risk(More)
OBJECTIVES Multimorbidity, the presence of multiple chronic medical conditions, is particularly prevalent in older adults. We examined the relationship of multimorbidity with mental health, social network and activity limitations in the National Health and Aging Trends Study, a nationally representative, age-stratified sample of older adults. METHOD After(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors that facilitate adherence to physical activity among employed women. METHODS Participants were 103 employed women (Mean 44.4 years ±11.8). Measures included physical activity by accelerometry, location by global positioning systems, and psychosocial constructs, perception of worksite policies and the built environment by(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the prevalence of mobility device use in community-dwelling older adults in the United States and to investigate the incidence of falls and worry about falling according to type and number of mobility devices used. DESIGN Analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data from the 2011-12 National Health and Aging Trends Study. (More)
Physical activity is known to minimize the long-term side effects of cancer treatment. Yet, rates of physical activity participation by cancer survivors are significantly lower compared to the general population. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability of a technology-based intervention to promote(More)