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Transtheoretical model-based exercise counselling for older adults in Switzerland: quantitative results over a 1-year period


Märki, Anita; Bauer, Georg F; Nigg, Claudio R; Conca-Zeller, Antoinette; Gehring, Thomas M (2006). Transtheoretical model-based exercise counselling for older adults in Switzerland: quantitative results over a 1-year period. Sozial- und Präventivmedizin, 51(5):273-280.

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Objectives:: To develop and test a counselling programme based on the Transtheoretical Model of behavioural change, for promoting exercise in people over the age of 65. Method:: The sample (n = 448) consisted of women and men aged between 65 and 92, recruited from Swiss GPs' practices between 2000 and 2004. After a baseline measurement (T1) and an initial counselling session, they received two counselling sessions, followed by a 12-month follow-up (T2). Changes in exercise behaviour were recorded by means of stage classifi cation and the time spent on everyday moderate-intensity activities that increase the breathing rate. Results:: At T1 there was a tendency for women to be less physically active than men. T1 to T2 the proportion of inactive people fell from 12.2% to 4.2%, and the proportion of people sufficiently active rose from 19.0% to 31.3%. The changes in stage were significant in both men and women. At T2 more than half of the participants in the study spent more time exercising. Conclusions:: The results indicate that, with counselling, the exercise behaviour of the elderly can be positively infl uenced over a 1-year period

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Objectives:: To develop and test a counselling programme based on the Transtheoretical Model of behavioural change, for promoting exercise in people over the age of 65. Method:: The sample (n = 448) consisted of women and men aged between 65 and 92, recruited from Swiss GPs' practices between 2000 and 2004. After a baseline measurement (T1) and an initial counselling session, they received two counselling sessions, followed by a 12-month follow-up (T2). Changes in exercise behaviour were recorded by means of stage classifi cation and the time spent on everyday moderate-intensity activities that increase the breathing rate. Results:: At T1 there was a tendency for women to be less physically active than men. T1 to T2 the proportion of inactive people fell from 12.2% to 4.2%, and the proportion of people sufficiently active rose from 19.0% to 31.3%. The changes in stage were significant in both men and women. At T2 more than half of the participants in the study spent more time exercising. Conclusions:: The results indicate that, with counselling, the exercise behaviour of the elderly can be positively infl uenced over a 1-year period

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 November 2006
Deposited On:17 Dec 2018 16:31
Last Modified:24 Sep 2019 23:46
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0303-8408
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-006-5065-y
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007s000380065065y (Library Catalogue)

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