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Older persons’ experiences of home-based exercise with behaviour change support
Mälardalens högskola.
University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9194-3244
Mälardalens Högskola.
Umeå University.
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2017 (English)In: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, ISSN 0959-3985, E-ISSN 1532-5040, Vol. 33, no 12, p. 905-913Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Background: It is a challenge to promote exercise among older persons. Knowledge is needed regarding the maintenance of exercise aiming at preventing falls and promoting health and well-being in older persons.

Purpose: This descriptive study used a qualitative inductive approach to describe older persons’ experiences of a fall-preventive, home-based exercise program with support for behavioral change. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 elderly persons aged 75 years or older, and a qualitative content analysis was performed.

Results: Four categories emerged: facilitators of performing exercise in everyday life, the importance of support, perceived gains from exercise, and the existential aspects of exercise.

Conclusion: With support from physiotherapists (PTs), home-based exercise can be adapted to individual circumstances in a meaningful way. Including exercises in everyday life and daily routines could support the experience of being stronger, result in better physical functioning, and give hope for an extended active life in old age. 

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2017. Vol. 33, no 12, p. 905-913
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Nursing
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Människan i vården
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11730DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1359869ISI: 000416020200002PubMedID: 28812402Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85027534558OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-11730DiVA, id: diva2:1063407
Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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