Older Adults' Experiences Using a Commercially Available Monitor to Self-Track Their Physical Activity.

@article{McMahon2016OlderAE,
  title={Older Adults' Experiences Using a Commercially Available Monitor to Self-Track Their Physical Activity.},
  author={Siobhan K McMahon and Beth Lewis and Michael Oakes and Weihua Guan and Jean F Wyman and Alexander J Rothman},
  journal={JMIR mHealth and uHealth},
  year={2016},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={e35}
}
BACKGROUND Physical activity contributes to older adults' autonomy, mobility, and quality of life as they age, yet fewer than 1 in 5 engage in activities as recommended. Many older adults track their exercise using pencil and paper, or their memory. Commercially available physical activity monitors (PAM) have the potential to facilitate these tracking practices and, in turn, physical activity. An assessment of older adults' long-term experiences with PAM is needed to understand this potential… CONTINUE READING
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