Associations among Physician Advice, Physical Activity, and Sociodemographic Groups in Older Spanish Adults

Martin Rodriguez, Maria and Martínez del Castillo, Jesus and Serrano Sánchez, José Antonio and Jiménez-Beatty Navarro, Jose Emilio and Santacruz, José Antonio and Rivero Herráiz, Antonio (2012). Associations among Physician Advice, Physical Activity, and Sociodemographic Groups in Older Spanish Adults. "Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement", v. 31 (n. 3); pp. 349-356. ISSN 0714-9808. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0714980812000190.

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Title: Associations among Physician Advice, Physical Activity, and Sociodemographic Groups in Older Spanish Adults
Author/s:
  • Martin Rodriguez, Maria
  • Martínez del Castillo, Jesus
  • Serrano Sánchez, José Antonio
  • Jiménez-Beatty Navarro, Jose Emilio
  • Santacruz, José Antonio
  • Rivero Herráiz, Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement
Date: September 2012
ISSN: 0714-9808
Volume: 31
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: spanish older adults , physical activity , physician advice , cross-sectional study
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between medical advice to engage in physical activity with type of demand required by physical activity and demographic variables. A cross-sectional study was developed, featuring a questionnaire on physicians? advice, and type of demand. The questionnaire was completed by a probability and nationwide sample of older adults in Spain ( n = 933, M = 74.1, range 65?93), randomly selected using multistage sampling. More physically active older adults have, more often than the less active, received physicians? advice to engage in physical activity. There is a signifi cant relationship between medical advice and type of demand ( p menor que .01) and age ( p menor que .05). However, no relationship was found between physician medical advice and gender, social class, or income. Physicians can effectively promote physical activity among sedentary older adults through appropriate advice. Consequently, health authorities should promote physicians' advising older patients to pursue physical activity.

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Item ID: 16513
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16513/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16513
DOI: 10.1017/S0714980812000190
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0714980812000190
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Apr 2014 12:59
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 16:49
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