Using self-efficacy theory to develop interventions that help older people overcome psychological barriers to physical activity:a discussion paper

Lee, Ling-Ling, Arthur, Antony and Avis, Mark (2008) Using self-efficacy theory to develop interventions that help older people overcome psychological barriers to physical activity:a discussion paper. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45 (11). pp. 1690-9. ISSN 0020-7489

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Abstract

Only a fifth of older people undertake a level of physical activity sufficient to lead to health benefit. Misconceptions about the ageing process and beliefs about the costs and benefits of exercise in late life may result in unnecessary self-imposed activity restriction. Thus, adhering to a physical activity can be difficult particularly when the benefits of exercise are often not immediate. Many of the barriers to engaging in physical activity among older people are attitudinal. It is therefore important to take account of the non-physical aspects of physical activity intervention programmes, such as increasing confidence. Self-efficacy is a widely applied theory used to understand health behaviour and facilitate behavioural modification, such as the increase of physical activity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adaptation, psychological,aged,attitude to health,exercise,geriatric nursing,health behavior,health knowledge, attitudes, practice,health promotion,health services needs and demand,helping behavior,humans,nurse's role,nurse-patient relations,nursing research,patient education as topic,physical fitness,psychological theory,self care,self efficacy,social support
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 14:36
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46887
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.02.012

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