Exercise adherence or maintenance among older adults: 1-year follow-up study.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Follow-up evaluation was conducted of 101 older men and women (mean age = 67 +/- 5 years) who had participated in a randomized study of physiological and psychological effects of aerobic exercise. Eighty-five subjects completed the follow-up evaluation, and almost all of them (94%) reported continuing with physical activity, as assessed by a self-report measure. Total energy expenditure was calculated as an indicator of exercise maintenance, and energy expenditure at follow-up was predicted from measures of physiological functioning, psychological well-being, and cognitive functioning obtained at the conclusion of the structured exercise program. Greater cardiorespiratory endurance, faster psychomotor speed, and lower anxiety predicted exercise behavior at follow-up, accounting for 13% of the variance in exercise behavior. Gender was not a significant predictor of exercise behavior.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Emery, CF; Hauck, ER; Blumenthal, JA

Published Date

  • September 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 466 - 470

PubMed ID

  • 1388868

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0882-7974

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0882-7974.7.3.466


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States