Predicting older adults' maintenance in exercise participation using an integrated social psychological model

Stiggelbout, Maarten, Hopman-Rock, Marijke, Crone, Matty, Lechner, Lilian and van Mechelen, Willem (2006) Predicting older adults' maintenance in exercise participation using an integrated social psychological model. Health Education Research, 21 1: 1-14. doi:10.1093/her/cyh037


Author Stiggelbout, Maarten
Hopman-Rock, Marijke
Crone, Matty
Lechner, Lilian
van Mechelen, Willem
Title Predicting older adults' maintenance in exercise participation using an integrated social psychological model
Journal name Health Education Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-1153
1465-3648
Publication date 2006-02-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/her/cyh037
Open Access Status
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 15
Place of publication Oxford UK
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract Little is known about the predictors of maintenance in organized exercise programmes. The aim of this study was to investigate the behavioral predictors of maintenance of exercise participation in older adults, using an integrated social psychological model. To this end, we carried out a prospective cohort study (n = 1725; age 50 years or older) involving 10 different types of exercise programmes, with measurements at baseline and after 6 months. Predictors of intention to continue participating and the actual maintenance of exercise participation in the exercise programme were assessed using a step-wise logistic regression model. Significant odds ratios (ORs) predicting the intention to continue with the exercise programme were found for female sex, younger age, being married, being a non-smoker, being in paid employment, having a positive attitude towards exercise and having a high self-efficacy at baseline. Significant ORs predicting actual maintenance of exercise participation were short lapses, absence of lapses, high intention at baseline, high perceived quality of the programme, positive attitude at baseline and few risk situations at baseline. In order to promote maintenance of exercise participation for older adults, effort should be taken to prevent lapses, to help people cope with risk situations for lapses, to improve the attitude towards exercise participation and to improve the quality of the programme.
Q-Index Code C1

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