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Best practices for physical activity programs and behavior counseling in older adult populations.
Physical activity offers one of the greatest opportunities for people to extend years of active independent life and reduce functional limitations. The article identifies key practices for promoting…
Effect of Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Community‐Dwelling Older Adults: Review of Intervention Trials and Recommendations for Public Health Practice and Research
- M. Snowden, L. Steinman, L. Anderson
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
- 1 April 2011
Although there were some positive studies, the panel did not find sufficient evidence that physical activity or exercise improved cognition in older adults, and future research should report exercise adherence, use longer study durations, and determine the clinical relevance of measures used.
The relationship between expectations for aging and physical activity among older adults
- C. Sarkisian, T. Prohaska, M. Wong, S. Hirsch, C. Mangione
- MedicineJournal of General Internal Medicine
- 1 October 2005
In this diverse sample of older adults recruited from senior centers, low age-expectations are independently associated with very low levels of physical activity.
Physical activity, public health, and aging: critical issues and research priorities.
- T. Prohaska, E. Belansky, S. Wilcox
- Medicine, EducationThe journals of gerontology. Series B…
- 1 September 2006
This study highlights the need to understand more fully the rationale behind the rapid decline in physical activity among people over the age of 50 that has been identified in the United States over the past few decades.
Help or Hindrance? How Family and Friends Influence Chronic Illness Self-Management among Older Adults
There are many more positive than negative social network influences, and more negative influences from family members than from friends, in the areas of disease management; decision-making about the illness; and psychosocial coping.
Lower-body function, neighborhoods, and walking in an older population.
A survey of exercise beliefs and exercise habits among people with arthritis.
- M. Gecht, K. J. Connell, J. Sinacore, T. Prohaska
- Education, MedicineArthritis care and research : the official…
- 1 April 1996
Study results indicate that belief in the benefits of exercise and self-efficacy for exercise are associated with participation in exercise activities, and severity of disease differentiated exercisers from non-exercisers.
Pilot Test of an Attribution Retraining Intervention to Raise Walking Levels in Sedentary Older Adults
- C. Sarkisian, T. Prohaska, C. Davis, B. Weiner
- Education, MedicineJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
- 1 November 2007
A new behavioral intervention to increase walking in sedentary older adults is piloted to pilot test a new approach to improve physical activity in adults over the age of 60.
Mobility and aging: new directions for public health action.
- W. Satariano, J. Guralnik, R. Jackson, R. Marottoli, E. Phelan, T. Prohaska
- Medicine, Political ScienceAmerican journal of public health
- 11 July 2012
The public health burdens of mobility disability is examined, with a particular focus on leading public health interventions to enhance walking and driving, and the challenges and opportunities for public health action are examined.