Journal article

Physical, motivational and environmental factors influencing physical activity promotion during hospitalization: older patients' perspective.

Kira Scheerman, Amber Hendrica Cornelia Schoenmakers, Carel Gerardus Maria Meskers, Andrea Britta Maier

Geriatric Nursing | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021

Abstract

Better understanding of older patients' perspective on physical, motivational and environmental barriers and enablers in physical activity promotion during hospitalization contributes to the development of strategies to increase in hospital physical activity. Using a mixed method approach, barriers and enablers from patients (in)dependent in physical activity (Functional Ambulation Categories ≥4 versus <4) were identified. Forty-nine patients (median age 77 years IQR:75-83, female: n = 25) were interviewed. Barriers reported as most important were feeling weak (n = 10), having lines/drains (n = 9) and pain (n = 7) and enablers reported as most important were feeling physically independent (n..

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