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Psychosocial issues in engaging older people with physical activity interventions for the prevention of falls.

Nyman, S. R., 2011. Psychosocial issues in engaging older people with physical activity interventions for the prevention of falls. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement, 30 (1), 45-55.

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DOI: 10.1017/S0714980810000759

Abstract

This article presents an overview of the psychosocial factors that influence older peoples participation in physical activity interventions to prevent falls. The importance of psychosocial factors is stressed inasmuch as interventions will be rendered useless if they do not successfully gain the active participation of older people. The theory of planned behavior is used as a framework for the review on how knowledge (a prerequisite), attitudes, subjective norms (the social context), and perceived behavioral control (confidence) promote or inhibit the intention to carry out activities to prevent falls. The review is supplemented with evidence for self-identity to influence intention, and the article concludes with a discussion of the recommendations made by the Prevention of Falls Network Europe for engaging older people in falls prevention. Copyright © 2011 Canadian Association on Gerontology.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0714-9808
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:32782
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Deposited On:19 Sep 2019 09:22
Last Modified:23 Sep 2019 15:12

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