Perspectives and experiences related to physical activity of elders in long-term-care settings.

  title={Perspectives and experiences related to physical activity of elders in long-term-care settings.},
  author={Lorraine J Phillips and Marcia K Flesner},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  volume={21 1},
This qualitative study investigated individual and situational factors influencing physical activity (PA) practices of elders in residential-care/assisted-living (RC/AL) communities. This article describes the results of focus-group interviews involving 47 residents across 6 RC/AL settings. Thematic analysis revealed 6 themes: staying active, past PA experiences, value of PA, barriers to PA, strategies to facilitate PA, and support needs to promote PA. Staying active meant walking indoors and… CONTINUE READING
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