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Factors Influencing Physical Activity in Elderly Women at Senior Citizen Centers
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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 22, Issue 3,  2015, pp.236-244
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2015.22.3.236
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Factors Influencing Physical Activity in Elderly Women at Senior Citizen Centers
Seo, Kyung Hee; Eun, Young;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate physical activity of elderly women at senior citizen centers and to identify factors influencing physical activity. Methods: The study was conducted from February 22 to April 20, 2013 for 200 elderly women at senior citizen centers in J City. Levels of physical activity, cognitive function, and nutritional status were measured. Results: The total physical activity amount was MET-min. The average cognitive function score was , and the average nutritional status score was . There were significant relationships among physical activity, cognitive function, and nutritional status. In addition, there were significant differences of groups of physical activity by levels of cognitive function and nutritional status. Cognitive function, nutritional status, and age were significantly associated with level of physical activity in elderly women. Conclusion: The results showed many older women were doing moderate physical activity. Physical activity was associated with cognitive function and nutritive conditions. Integrated health promotion program needs to be implemented to increase physical activity level, the cognitive function, and nutritive conditions in elderly women.
Aged;Women;Physical activity;Cognitive function;Nutritional status;
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