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The effect of gender on strength training in older people: a Swedish population study
Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Utbildning, hälsa och samhälle, Idrotts- och hälsovetenskap.
Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Utbildning, hälsa och samhälle, Idrotts- och hälsovetenskap.ORCID-id: 0000-0003-1619-9758
Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Utbildning, hälsa och samhälle, Socialt arbete.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-8795-7555
2012 (engelsk)Inngår i: Psychology and Health, ISSN 0887-0446, E-ISSN 1476-8321, Vol. 27, nr s1, s. 155-156Artikkel i tidsskrift, Meeting abstract (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Physical exercise contributes to healthy ageing, and strength training has beenshown to improve independence in older people.

Method: Six hundred older people wererandomly selected from the Swedish population, and sent a self-completion questionnaire(57% response rate, n¼343) examining exercise history, current strength training, andperceived benefits and barriers to strength training.

Results: Gender was associated with aperceived positive effect of strength training on quality of life (Women 42% vs. Men 27%).The most commonly reported benefits of strength training were better mobility (71%), energy(70%), and muscle strength (69%), with most benefits endorsed more commonly by womenthan men. The most commonly reported barriers to strength training were believing otherforms of exercise more suitable (49%) and cost (20%; Women 31% vs. Men 13%).

Discussion:To better promote healthy ageing, interventions should be embedded in an understanding ofthe effect of gender on exercise behaviour.

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Routledge, 2012. Vol. 27, nr s1, s. 155-156
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-11367DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2012.707817ISI: 000307232000364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-11367DiVA, id: diva2:572601
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26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague, Czech Republic, 21st - 25th August 2012
Tilgjengelig fra: 2012-11-28 Laget: 2012-11-28 Sist oppdatert: 2017-12-07bibliografisk kontrollert

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