Older adults and sport and physical activity professionals in Spain

Campos Izquierdo, Antonio and Jiménez-Beatty Navarro, Jose Emilio and González Rivera, Maria Dolores and Martin Rodriguez, Maria and Hierro Pinés, David del (2010). Older adults and sport and physical activity professionals in Spain. "MHSalud: Movimiento Humano y Salud", v. 7 (n. 1); pp. 1-15. ISSN 1659-097X.

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Title: Older adults and sport and physical activity professionals in Spain
Author/s:
  • Campos Izquierdo, Antonio
  • Jiménez-Beatty Navarro, Jose Emilio
  • González Rivera, Maria Dolores
  • Martin Rodriguez, Maria
  • Hierro Pinés, David del
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: MHSalud: Movimiento Humano y Salud
Date: July 2010
ISSN: 1659-097X
Volume: 7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: professionals, exercise, monitor, aging, older adults, physical activity, sport.
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

Presence of monitors in physical activities and sports practiced by adults older than 64 years of age in Spain is analyzed in this research. The objective of this study is to determine the existence of monitors in relation to the sociodemographic features of older adults, the size of municipalities, the activities practiced, and the organizations where they are performed. The methodology used included a cross-sectional survey applied to a sample of older adults in Spain. The most relevant conclusions are that the presence of monitors in physical activities and sports practiced by older adults is dominant (63.8%), hence, their importance, and that the presence of monitors is higher for women (81.3%) than for men (37.5%). In addition, it is concluded that the bigger the municipality the higher the tendency to have more instructors. Regarding the type of activity, wide diversification is obtained; finally, there is a larger presence of monitors in sports entities (87.5%) and nursing homes (79.5%).

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Item ID: 6985
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/6985/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:6985
Official URL: http://www.una.ac.cr/mhsalud/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Jun 2011 10:14
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 16:05
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