This study assessed correlates of leisure-time physical activity among the elderly in Singapore.
A cross-sectional house-hold survey was conducted in 1998 with 2494 subjects 60 years and older.
Regular leisure-time physical activity was practiced by 47.0% of men and 38.5% of women.
It was significantly correlated with family support, proportion of family members exercising, awareness of benefits of exercise, and healthy dietary habits.
Other significant but negative correlates were smoking and barriers to exercise, such as lack of time and poor health.
Exercise programs for the elderly should aim at helping them overcome barriers to exercise, informing them of the benefits of exercise, and involving their families.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Loisir, Promotion santé, Prévention, Chute, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Prévalence, Personne âgée, Homme, Singapour, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Leisure, Health promotion, Prevention, Fall, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Prevalence, Elderly, Human, Singapore, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0503918
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 22/03/2000.