Perceived Health, Physical Activity and Sport among the Elderly of Spain

Serrano del Rosal, Rafael and Biedma Velazquez, Lourdes and Moscoso Sánchez, David and Martin Rodriguez, Maria (2013). Perceived Health, Physical Activity and Sport among the Elderly of Spain. "Advances in Applied Sociology", v. 3 (n. 2); pp. 1-6. ISSN 2165-4336. https://doi.org/10.4236/aasoci.2013.32020.

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Title: Perceived Health, Physical Activity and Sport among the Elderly of Spain
Author/s:
  • Serrano del Rosal, Rafael
  • Biedma Velazquez, Lourdes
  • Moscoso Sánchez, David
  • Martin Rodriguez, Maria
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Advances in Applied Sociology
Date: June 2013
ISSN: 2165-4336
Volume: 3
Subjects:
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

Purpose: It determines if participating in sports and/or physical activity influences perceived health among the elderly. Basic procedures: Data were drawn from a population subsample of subjects aged 65 - 79 years old that took part in a survey conducted in 2008 by the IESA-CSIC. A regression model was performed with perceived health status with the dependent variable and sociodemographic characteristics and physical activity as independent variables. Results: Physical activity is closely associated to per-ceived health, although sport has little influence on this relationship. Conclusions: Doing exercise or feeling that one is physically active makes the elderly feel better about their health status. However, this age group practises few sports and sport is not found to have an important or constant influence on self-perceived health status among the elderly.

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Item ID: 28963
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/28963/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:28963
DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2013.32020
Official URL: http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=33052#.VM9BtleK5wg
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 02 Feb 2015 09:27
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2015 09:27
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