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dc.contributor.authorHawley-Hague, H.*
dc.contributor.authorHorne, Maria*
dc.contributor.authorSkelton, D.A.*
dc.contributor.authorTodd, C.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-27T10:28:48Z
dc.date.available2016-01-27T10:28:48Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationHawley-Hague H, Horne M, Skelton DA and Todd C (2016) Older Adults’ Uptake and Adherence to Exercise Classes: Instructors’ Perspectives. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity 24(1): 119–128.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7725
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractExercise classes provide a range of benefits for older adults, but adherence levels are poor. We know little of instructors’ experiences of delivering exercise classes to older adults. Semi-structured interviews, informed by the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), were conducted with instructors (n=19) delivering multi-component exercise classes to establish their perspectives on older adults’ uptake and adherence to exercise classes. Analysis revealed ‘barriers’ related to identity, choice/control, cost, venue and ‘solutions’ including providing choice, relating exercise to identity, a personal touch and social support. ‘Barriers’ to adherence included unrealistic expectations and social influences and ‘solutions’ identified were encouraging commitment, creating social cohesion and an emphasis on achieving outcomes. Older adults’ attitudes were an underlying theme, which related to all barriers and solutions. The instructor plays an important, but not isolated, role in older adults’ uptake and adherence to classes. Instructors’ perspectives help us to further understand how we can design successful exercise classes.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1123/japa.2014-0108en_US
dc.rights© 2016 Human Kinetics. As accepted for publication. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectOlder adults, Barriers, Exercise, Adherence, Instructors, Perspectives, Qualitative, Attitudes, Successfulen_US
dc.titleOlder Adults’ Uptake and Adherence to Exercise Classes: Instructors’ Perspectives.en_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2015-06-29
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-25T12:55:32Z


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