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Predictors of Maintenance of Physical Activity among Hypertensive Older Adults in Korea
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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 22, Issue 3,  2015, pp.228-235
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.228
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Predictors of Maintenance of Physical Activity among Hypertensive Older Adults in Korea
Choi, Jin Yi; Chang, Ae Kyung; Lee, Eunju;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine factors related with the maintenance of physical activity in Korean old adults with hypertension based on the social cognitive theory. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 300 old adults with hypertension from five public health centers in Korea was conducted using a self-reported questionnaire. Participants were designated as "maintainer" or "discontinuer" based on the reports to the Stages of Readiness to exercise Questionnaire. Results: One hundred seventeen participants (39%) were designated as maintainers. The predictors of the maintenance of physical activity were gender (OR=3.19, p=.049), education (OR=3.50, p=.049), outcome expectation (OR=1.21, p<.001), self-efficacy (OR=.22, p=.007), and physical activity planning (OR=1.19, p=.002). Conclusion: Findings from this study suggest that nursing interventions to improve the maintenance of physical activity in the hypertensive elderly should focus on increasing outcome expectation, self-efficacy, and physical activity planning strategies especially on the female elderly with lower education level.
Physical activity;Aged;Hypertension;
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