Barriers and motivators of physical activity participation in middle-aged and older-adults – a systematic review

SPITERI, Karl, BROOM, David, BEKHET, Amira Hassan, DE CARO, John Xerri, LAVENTURE, Bob and GRAFTON, Kate (2019). Barriers and motivators of physical activity participation in middle-aged and older-adults – a systematic review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.

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Abstract

Identifying the difference in barriers and motivators between middle-age and older adults could contribute toward the development of age-specific health promotion interventions. The aim of this review was to synthesize the literature on barriers and motivators for physical activity in middle-aged (50-64 years) and older adults (65-70 years). The review examined qualitative and quantitative studies using the theoretical domain framework as the guiding theory. The search generated 9400 results from seven databases. A total of fifty-five articles meeting the inclusion criteria. Results indicate that barriers are comparable across the two age groups with environmental factors and resources being the most commonly identified barriers. In older adults, social influences, reinforcement and assistance in managing change were the most identified motivators. Middle-aged identified goals settings, believe that activity will be beneficial and social influences were most important. Findings can be used by professionals to encourage engagement with and adherence to physical activity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gerontology; 1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2018-0343
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 10:05
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 12:41
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24699

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