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Perceptions of physical activity among elderly residents and professionals in assisted living facilities

Overview of attention for article published in European Reviews of Aging and Physical Activity, February 2017
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Title
Perceptions of physical activity among elderly residents and professionals in assisted living facilities
Published in
European Reviews of Aging and Physical Activity, February 2017
DOI 10.1186/s11556-017-0171-9
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Annsofie Mahrs Träff, Elisabet Cedersund, Catharina Nord, Annsofie Mahrs Träff, Elisabet Cedersund, Catharina Nord

Abstract

Physical activity is often described as being important for people of all ages, but what different people mean when they talk about physical activity is unclear. A phenomenographic method was used to analyze how 13 older people and 17 professionals answer the question, "If I say physical activity, what does the concept mean to you?" as part of semi-structured interviews conducted in four assisted living facilities in two different municipalities. We identified a number of different perceptions of physical activity, with the older people and professionals having different responses. Elderly and professionals alike, define physical activity as a requirement for life and as an opportunity to maintain the body although they define the concepts in different ways. Elderly define the concept as a way to create meaning and the professionals have the attitude that the concept means everyday activities. The concept of physical activity may be defined in many different ways. This study has shown that elderly and professionals do not define physical activity in the same way. Therefore, professionals need to be aware of these differences when talking with elderly about individual needs in everyday life.

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 May 2017.
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#4,603,745
of 8,588,383 outputs
Outputs from European Reviews of Aging and Physical Activity
#29
of 49 outputs
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#144,175
of 248,856 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Reviews of Aging and Physical Activity
#4
of 4 outputs
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