Physical activity and function in older adults: theory of planned behavior.

  title={Physical activity and function in older adults: theory of planned behavior.},
  author={Kimberlee A Gretebeck and David R. Black and Carolyn L. Blue and Lawrence T. Glickman and Sally A. Huston and Randall J Gretebeck},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  volume={31 2},
OBJECTIVE To assess the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and TPB with functional ability to explain intention and self-reported physical activity (PA) behavior of older adults. METHODS A survey was mailed to 2056 retirees from a large Midwestern university. RESULTS Structural equation modeling revealed that the TPB plus functional ability explained an additional 11% variance than the TPB alone in older adult PA and functional ability was the best predictor of PA (beta = .53, P<.05… CONTINUE READING

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