Perceptions, expectations, and informal supports influence exercise activity in frail older adults

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dc.contributor.author Broderick, Louise
dc.contributor.author McCullagh, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Bantry White, Eleanor
dc.contributor.author Savage, Eileen
dc.contributor.author Timmons, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-25T14:02:47Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-25T14:02:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04
dc.identifier.citation Broderick, L., McCullagh, R., Bantry White, E., Savage, E. and Timmons, S. (2015) 'Perceptions, Expectations, and Informal Supports Influence Exercise Activity in Frail Older Adults', SAGE Open, 5(2) 2158244015580850 (10 pp). doi: 10.1177/2158244015580850 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1947
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/2158244015580850
dc.description.abstract This study aims to explore frail older adults’ perceptions of what influences their exercise behaviors. A qualitative descriptive design was used. Semi-structured, open-ended interviews were conducted with 29 frail older adults. Thematic content analysis established the findings. Frail older adults perceive exercise as a by-product of other purposeful activities such as manual work or social activities. Progression into frailty appears to be associated with a decline in non-family support, changing traditional roles within family support networks, and lower baseline activity levels. Frail older adults perceive exercise as incidental to more purposeful activities rather than an endpoint in itself. Therefore, exercise programs concentrating on functional outcomes may be more relevant for this population. Strategies that educate and promote social support networks may also benefit frail older adults. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.relation.uri http://sgo.sagepub.com/spsgo/5/2/2158244015580850.full.pdf
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2015 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm). en
dc.rights.uri http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ en
dc.subject Exercise en
dc.subject Frail en
dc.subject Older adults en
dc.subject Perceptions en
dc.subject Influences en
dc.title Perceptions, expectations, and informal supports influence exercise activity in frail older adults en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Eileen Savage, Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: e.savage@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2015-08-18T22:05:43Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 297892824
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle SAGE Open en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked No. CORA CC-BY license. Followed terms and conditions outlined by SAGE. http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress e.savage@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress e.bantrywhite@ucc.ie en


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