Journal article

Attitudes Towards Adapted Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Developed for 60-70-Year-Olds: Perceptions of Participants and Trainers

Elisabeth Boulton, Michaela Weber, Helen Hawley-Hague, Ronny Bergquist, Jeanine Van Ancum, Nini H Jonkman, Kristin Taraldsen, Jorunn L Helbostad, Andrea B Maier, Clemens Becker, Chris Todd, Lindy Clemson, Michael Schwenk

Gerontology | KARGER | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Time commitments, limited access, or unwillingness to join a group are some of the many reasons for low adherence to structured exercise in older adults. A promising alternative approach is integrating exercise into daily routines. OBJECTIVE: This study tested whether an adapted Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (aLiFE) programme is suitable for adults aged 60-70 years. METHODS: The aLiFE approach was evaluated by interviews and focus-groups with participants and trainers following 4-week pre-post intervention pilot study. For data analyses, Framework Approach was used. Coding was managed using NVivo, and subsequently organised into overarching themes. RESULTS: Twenty wome..

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Awarded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (689238). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the European Union.