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Effect of Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Community‐Dwelling Older Adults: Review of Intervention Trials and Recommendations for Public Health Practice and Research
There is evidence from observational studies that increasing physical activity may reduce the risk of cognitive decline in older adults. Exercise intervention trials have found conflicting results. AExpand
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The relationship between expectations for aging and physical activity among older adults
AbstractBACKGROUND: New strategies to increase physical activity among sedentary older adults are urgently needed. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether low expectations regarding aging (age-expectations)Expand
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Physical activity, public health, and aging: critical issues and research priorities.
School of Public Health, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago. Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center, University of Colorado–Denver Health Science Center.Expand
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Help or Hindrance? How Family and Friends Influence Chronic Illness Self-Management among Older Adults
We contribute to knowledge about older adults with chronic illnesses by identifying positive and negative influences of family and friends on self-management. Thirteen focus groups were conducted inExpand
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A survey of exercise beliefs and exercise habits among people with arthritis.
OBJECTIVE To explore a possible explanation for the problem of why few people exercise despite the positive health advantages, by examining the relationship between exercise beliefs and participationExpand
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Mobility and aging: new directions for public health action.
Optimal mobility, defined as relative ease and freedom of movement in all of its forms, is central to healthy aging. Mobility is a significant consideration for research, practice, and policy inExpand
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Factors influencing participation of African American elders in exercise behavior.
This study was designed to examine factors influencing exercise behavior of older African American adults. Using the Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model and focus group methodology, 103Expand
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Lower-body function, neighborhoods, and walking in an older population.
BACKGROUND Poor lower-body capacity is associated with reduced mobility in older populations. PURPOSE This study sought to determine whether neighborhood environments (e.g., land-use patterns andExpand
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Pilot Test of an Attribution Retraining Intervention to Raise Walking Levels in Sedentary Older Adults
OBJECTIVES: To pilot test a new behavioral intervention to increase walking in sedentary older adults.
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Determinants of self-perceived risk for AIDS.
This paper examines self-perceptions of risk for AIDS and factors that contribute to estimations of risk. On the basis of a telephone survey of 1,540 adults age 18 to 60, we address the question:Expand
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