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  • 1. Promoting Health through Physical Activity: The Howard C Forman Health Promotion Project Cathy Peirce, PhD, OTR/L, principal investigator Margaret Davis, RN, DHSc, co-investigator
  • 2.  
  • 3. Study Sponsor
    • Quality of Life Faculty Community – Based Applied Research Grant
  • 4. Partners
    • Nova Southeastern University, Occupational Therapy Department
    • Nova Southeastern University, Nursing Department
    • Jay Shecter, Division Director Senior Housing Division, City of Pembroke Pines
  • 5. Significance
    • Numbers of older adults
    • Numbers of people with chronic illness
    • Changes in body systems
      • Age-related decline
      • Inactivity-related decline
  • 6. Significance
    • “ physical activity provides the greatest opportunity to extend years of active independent life, reduce disability, and prove the quality of life for older persons”
    • NIA (2000)
  • 7. Significance
    • AND,
    • “ is an effective therapy for many chronic diseases”
    • Nelson (2007)
  • 8. Justification for study
    • Approximately 28% of 65-74 year olds; 185 75 and older engage in regular leisure-time physical activity (CDC, 2007)
    • 37.3% 45-64 and 26.4% >65 Floridians advised by healthcare provider to  physical activity (many as nationwide, not active) (Florida Charts, 2004-2006)
  • 9. Barriers
    • Beliefs
    • Reasons for inactivity and barriers
    • Readiness for change
    • Fit into daily routine
  • 10. Participants
    • Residents of Pines Place complex, Davie, Florida
    • Information sessions
    • Recruitment flyers
  • 11. Methods and procedures
    • Face to face, 1:1 semi-structured interviews
    • Administration of tests and questionnaires to gain insight into this population
  • 12. Measures and Instruments
    • Functional Quick Screen
    • Timed Up and Go
    • Vital Signs
    • Physical Activity Knowledge Questionnaire
    • Beliefs and Attitudes about Engaging in Physical Activity
    • The Barriers to Being Active Quiz
  • 13. Measures and Instruments cont.
    • The Process of Change Questionnaire
    • Physical Activity Questionnaire: Short Last 7 Days
    • A Typical Day retrospective time log
    • Demographic questionnaire
  • 14. Data Analysis
    • Descriptive analysis will characterize the phenomena reflected in answers to the questionnaires and the physical screenings
  • 15. Long Range Plan
    • Develop, implement, and measure effectiveness of a physical activity program based on characteristics and preferences of study participants
    • Enhance and incorporate the Pines Place newly installed walking path
  • 16. Questions???
  • 17.