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The effect of gender on strength training in older people: a Swedish population study
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8795-7555
2012 (English)In: Psychology and Health, ISSN 0887-0446, E-ISSN 1476-8321, Vol. 27, no s1, 155-156 p.Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) 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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2012. Vol. 27, no s1, 155-156 p.
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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Hälsa och välfärd
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-11367DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2012.707817ISI: 000307232000364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-11367DiVA: diva2:572601
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26th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Prague, Czech Republic, 21st - 25th August 2012
Available from: 2012-11-28 Created: 2012-11-28 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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