Acceptability of a Dyadic Tai Chi intervention for older people living with dementia and their informal carers

Authors: Barrado-Martin, Y., Heward, M., Polman, R. and Nyman, S.R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30861/

Journal: Journal of aging and physical activity

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.

ISSN: 1063-8652

Exercise is effective in preventing falls amongst older adults. However, few studies have included people living with dementia and their carers and explored their experiences. The aim of this paper is to explore what affects the acceptability of exercise interventions to better meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers as a dyad. Observations, field notes containing participants and instructor’s feedback, and focus groups with 10 dyads involved in Tai Chi classes for 3 or 4 weeks in two sites in the South of England were thematically analysed to understand their experiences. Findings suggest that dyads’ determination to achieve the benefits of Tai Chi facilitated their adherence, whereas a member of the dyad’s low sense of efficacy performing the movements during classes was a barrier. Simplifying class content and enhancing the clarity of instructions for home-based practice will be key to support the design of future exercise interventions.

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Authors: Barrado-Martín, Y., Heward, M., Polman, R. and Nyman, S.R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30861/

Journal: J Aging Phys Act

Volume: 27

Issue: 2

Pages: 166-183

eISSN: 1543-267X

DOI: 10.1123/japa.2017-0267

Exercise is effective in preventing falls among older adults. However, few studies have included people living with dementia and their carers and explored their experiences. The aim of this study is to explore what affects the acceptability of exercise interventions to better meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers as a dyad. Observations, field notes containing participant's and instructor's feedback, and focus groups with 10 dyads involved in Tai Chi classes for 3 or 4 weeks in two sites in the South of England were thematically analyzed to understand their experiences. Findings suggest that dyads' determination to achieve the benefits of Tai Chi facilitated their adherence, whereas a member of the dyad's low sense of efficacy performing the movements during classes was a barrier. Simplifying class content and enhancing the clarity of instructions for home-based practice will be key to support the design of future exercise interventions.

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Authors: Barrado-Martín, Y., Heward, M., Polman, R. and Nyman, S.R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30861/

Journal: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

Volume: 27

Issue: 2

Pages: 166-183

eISSN: 1543-267X

ISSN: 1063-8652

DOI: 10.1123/japa.2017-0267

© 2019 The Authors. Exercise is effective in preventing falls among older adults. However, few studies have included people living with dementia and their carers and explored their experiences. The aim of this study is to explore what affects the acceptability of exercise interventions to better meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers as a dyad. Observations, field notes containing participant's and instructor's feedback, and focus groups with 10 dyads involved in Tai Chi classes for 3 or 4 weeks in two sites in the South of England were thematically analyzed to understand their experiences. Findings suggest that dyads' determination to achieve the benefits of Tai Chi facilitated their adherence, whereas a member of the dyad's low sense of efficacy performing the movements during classes was a barrier. Simplifying class content and enhancing the clarity of instructions for home-based practice will be key to support the design of future exercise interventions.

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Authors: Barrado-Martin, Y., Heward, M., Polman, R. and Nyman, S.R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30861/

Journal: JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Volume: 27

Issue: 2

Pages: 166-183

eISSN: 1543-267X

ISSN: 1063-8652

DOI: 10.1123/japa.2017-0267

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