Facilitators of and barriers to physical activity in retirement communities: experiences of older women in urban areas.

@article{Bjornsdottir2012FacilitatorsOA,
  title={Facilitators of and barriers to physical activity in retirement communities: experiences of older women in urban areas.},
  author={Gudfinna Bjornsdottir and Solveig Asa Arnadottir and Sigridur Halldorsdottir},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={551-62}
}
BACKGROUND Older people are being encouraged to be physically active for as long as possible as a preventive measure against disease and functional decline. It remains, however, uncertain how living in a retirement community affects physical activity (PA). OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to understand the PA experiences of older women living in retirement communities and what they experience as facilitators of and barriers to PA. DESIGN The study was qualitative and guided by the… CONTINUE READING

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