The experience of motivation and adherence to group-based exercise of Norwegians aged 80 and more: a qualitative study

Published on Dec 1, 2019in Archives of public health
· DOI :10.1186/s13690-019-0354-0
Irene Vestøl Stødle (Metropolitan University), Jonas Debesay4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Metropolitan University)
+ 2 AuthorsAstrid Bergland23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Metropolitan University)
Background Physical activity is crucial for public health; worldwide, across all age groups, exercise has been recognised as a factor that leads to improved health. However, many people do not engage in regular physical activity and hence miss the opportunity to achieve these significant physical and mental health benefits. With the benefits of exercise in mind, the aim of the present study is to describe the experiences of older people’s motivation for participating in and adhering to a group-based exercise intervention in a local community setting.
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Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Manchester),
Rachael Powell11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Manchester)
+ 1 AuthorsDavid P. French40
Estimated H-index: 40
(University of Manchester)
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Published on May 1, 2016in Age and Ageing4.51
Arun Kumar7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Nottingham),
Kim Delbaere34
Estimated H-index: 34
(UNSW: University of New South Wales)
+ 6 AuthorsDenise Kendrick33
Estimated H-index: 33
(University of Nottingham)
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Kathleen T. Rhyner2
Estimated H-index: 2
Amber Watts8
Estimated H-index: 8
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in Sports Medicine7.58
Tibor Hortobágyi60
Estimated H-index: 60
(Northumbria University),
Melanie Lesinski7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Potsdam)
+ 3 AuthorsUrs Granacher28
Estimated H-index: 28
(University of Potsdam)
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Marcia R. Franco8
Estimated H-index: 8
(The George Institute for Global Health),
Allison Tong39
Estimated H-index: 39
(USYD: University of Sydney)
+ 4 AuthorsManuela L. Ferreira36
Estimated H-index: 36
(The George Institute for Global Health)
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Neyda Ma. Mendoza-Ruvalcaba4
Estimated H-index: 4
Elva Dolores Arias-Merino6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Carrie Lee Gardner1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Troy University)
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Sara Cederbom1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KI: Karolinska Institutet),
Petra von Heideken Wågert4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 1 AuthorsMaja Söderbäck11
Estimated H-index: 11
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Myoungjin Shin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SNU: Seoul National University),
Inwoo Kim1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SNU: Seoul National University),
Sungho Kwon2
Estimated H-index: 2
(SNU: Seoul National University)
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Seong Hi Park3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Pai Chai University),
Kuem Sun Han10
Estimated H-index: 10
(KU: Korea University),
Chang Bum Kang2
Estimated H-index: 2
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