Wise Choices: Nutrition and Exercise for Older Adults: A Community-Based Health Promotion Intervention.

Auteur(s) :
Turk MT., Elci OU., Resick LK., Kalarchian MA.
Date :
Déc, 2016
Source(s) :
Family & community health. #39:4 p263-72
Adresse :
Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Drs Turk, Resick, and Kalarchian); and Westat Biostatistics and Data Management Core, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Dr Elci).

Sommaire de l'article

Effective interventions for older adults are needed to address lifestyle behaviors linked to chronic illnesses. We implemented a 12-week group behavioral intervention for 118 racially diverse older adults at 6 community-based senior centers to improve eating and physical activity. Assessments were completed pre- and postintervention, with 85.6% retention. We documented increases in fruit, vegetable, and whole grain intake; pace of walking; number of city blocks walked; daily steps walked; functional mobility; and self-rated general health (P < .05). Findings indicate that a relatively low-intensity lifestyle intervention can effectively be implemented for community-dwelling older adults. Further development of this approach is warranted.

Source : Pubmed