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  1. Exercise self-efficacy and its correlates among socioeconomically disadvantaged older adults.

    Article - En anglais

    Self-efficacy has been shown to be one of the strongest, mutable predictors of exercise behavior.

    This report presents data on exercise self-efficacy and outcome expectations and their correlates within a stratified random sample of 729 urban, lower-income primary-care patients age 55 and older.

    Exercise self-efficacy scores were greater among persons with current exercise, no pain or fear of shortness of breath with exercise, and good self-rated health.

    Higher outcome expectations scores were associated with verbal persuasion from a doctor or from family and friends and positive attitudes and knowledge of exercise.

    Sociodemographic characteristics, environmental factors, and intrapersonal factors accounted for 31% of the variance in self-efficacy, but just 13% of the variance in outcome expectations.

    Further work on potential correlates and their measurement is needed to identify determinants of both outcome expectations and self-efficacy.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Statut socioéconomique, Facteur risque, Comportement, Personne âgée, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Socioeconomic status, Risk factor, Behavior, Elderly, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0414396

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 22/03/2000.