Factors affecting the performance of home-based exercises by older people requiring support or care

Naoki Arita, Koji Takenaka, Takashi Simazaki

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    [Purpose] The aim of this study was to determine the factors that affect the performance of home-based exercises by older people requiring support or care. [Subjects] A total of 86 day-care service clients participated in this study. They were categorized into an exercise group of 59 persons, and a non-exercise group of 27 persons. [Method] A semi-structured interview was conducted about the reasons why they performed the home-based exercise or did not. The data were analyzed using the KJ method. [Result] In main diseases the exercise group differend significantly. The factors affecting the condition of the exercise indicated 4 categories and 8 subcategories in both promotional and barrier factors. [Conclusion] The results suggest the possibility that an effective home-based exercise method can be developed for these older people.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)83-88
    Number of pages6
    JournalRigakuryoho Kagaku
    Volume28
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Keywords

    • Home-based exercise
    • Older people requiring support or care
    • Promotional and barrier factors

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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