Causes of drop out from a physical exercise supervised program specific to older adults

Fisioterapia em Movimento

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Title Causes of drop out from a physical exercise supervised program specific to older adults
Creator Giusti Rossi, Paulo
Carnaz, Leticia
Bertollo, Wanderson Luis
Takahashi, Anielle Cristhine de Medeiros
Description Introduction: Physical exercise performed regularly brings several health benefits, especially for older adults. However, there are barriers that induce these individuals to withdraw from exercise. Objective: This study investigated the causes of drop out from a supervised physical exercise program specific to older adults. Methods: A semi-structured questionnaire was applied by telephone contact, containing questions about their reasons for leaving the program. Demographic data were analyzed by relative and absolute frequencies, and the Chi-square test was used to verify the associations between the variables collected. A significance level of 5% was considered. Results: Fifty-nine older adults were interviewed and the main reasons for drop out were lack of time (33.9%), emergence or worsening of disease (28.8%), and the need to care for family members with health problems (18.7%). A high percentage of older adults (62.7%) showed a worsening in health status after leaving the program, with changes in muscle strength (80.0%), balance (76.7%), and motor coordination (40.0%). Conclusion: A professional intervention is suggested to enable organizational control of factors related to lack of time, as well as a logistical monitoring service for older adults and/or family members who fall ill, promoting the return to practice as soon as possible.
Publisher Editora PUCPRESS
Date 2018-08-07
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Fisioterapia em Movimento (Physical Therapy in Movement); v. 31 (2018): n. cont.; 1 - 11
Fisioterapia em Movimento; v. 31 (2018): n. cont.; 1 - 11
Language por
Rights Direitos autorais 2018 Fisioterapia em Movimento

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