Psychosocial issues in engaging older people with physical activity interventions for the prevention of falls

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Authors: Nyman, S.R.

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8192088&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0714980810000759

Journal: Canadian Journal on Aging

Volume: 30

Pages: 45-55

ISSN: 0714-9808

DOI: 10.1017/S0714980810000759

This paper presents an overview of the psychosocial factors that influence older people’s participation in physical activity interventions for the prevention of falls. The importance of psychosocial factors is stressed as interventions will be rendered useless if they do not successfully gain the active participation of older people. The theory of planned behaviour (Ajzen, 1988) is used as a framework for the review on how knowledge (a prerequisite), attitudes, subjective norm (the social context), and perceived behavioural control (confidence) promotes or inhibits intention to carry out activities to prevent falls. The review is supplemented with evidence for self-identity to influence intention, and the paper concludes with a discussion of the recommendations made by the Prevention of Falls Network Europe for engaging older people in falls prevention.

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Authors: Nyman, S.R.

Journal: Canadian Journal on Aging

Volume: 30

Issue: 1

Pages: 45-55

eISSN: 1710-1107

ISSN: 0714-9808

DOI: 10.1017/S0714980810000759

This article presents an overview of the psychosocial factors that influence older peoples participation in physical activity interventions to prevent falls. The importance of psychosocial factors is stressed inasmuch as interventions will be rendered useless if they do not successfully gain the active participation of older people. The theory of planned behavior is used as a framework for the review on how knowledge (a prerequisite), attitudes, subjective norms (the social context), and perceived behavioral control (confidence) promote or inhibit the intention to carry out activities to prevent falls. The review is supplemented with evidence for self-identity to influence intention, and the article concludes with a discussion of the recommendations made by the Prevention of Falls Network Europe for engaging older people in falls prevention. Copyright © 2011 Canadian Association on Gerontology.

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