Impact of a health promotion course on inactive, overweight, or physically limited older adults

Haber David, Looney Carol, Babola Karen, Hinman Martha, Carolyn Utsey

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Abstract

This study examined the impact of a seven-week health promotion program on the health behaviors of 35 older adults who were inactive, overweight, or physically limited. Post-test self-reports, corroborated by family members or friends, revealed that older adults adopted new exercise behaviors in the short-run. Eight months later, however, most older adults were no longer exercising on a regular basis. The health promotion program was taught by 21 physical and occupational therapy students as part of a one-semester elective course entitled Health Promotion and Aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-56
Number of pages9
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume22
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Exercise behavior
  • Health promotion
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Impact of a health promotion course on inactive, overweight, or physically limited older adults. / David, Haber; Carol, Looney; Karen, Babola; Martha, Hinman; Utsey, Carolyn.

In: Family and Community Health, Vol. 22, No. 4, 01.2000, p. 48-56.

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David, Haber ; Carol, Looney ; Karen, Babola ; Martha, Hinman ; Utsey, Carolyn. / Impact of a health promotion course on inactive, overweight, or physically limited older adults. In: Family and Community Health. 2000 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 48-56.
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