Promoting Health through Physical Activity: The Howard C Forman Health Promotion Project Cathy Peirce, PhD, OTR/L, princip...
 
Study Sponsor <ul><li>Quality of Life Faculty Community – Based Applied Research Grant </li></ul>
Partners <ul><li>Nova Southeastern University, Occupational Therapy Department </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Southeastern Univers...
Significance <ul><li>Numbers of older adults </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers of people with chronic illness </li></ul><ul><li>Ch...
Significance <ul><li>“ physical activity provides the greatest opportunity to extend years of active independent life, red...
Significance <ul><li>AND,  </li></ul><ul><li>“ is an effective therapy for many chronic diseases” </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson...
Justification for study <ul><li>Approximately 28% of 65-74 year olds; 185 75 and older engage in regular leisure-time phys...
Barriers <ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for inactivity and barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness for change </li...
Participants <ul><li>Residents of Pines Place complex, Davie, Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Information sessions </li></ul><ul...
Methods and procedures <ul><li>Face to face, 1:1 semi-structured interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Administration of tests and ...
Measures and Instruments <ul><li>Functional Quick Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Timed Up and Go </li></ul><ul><li>Vital Signs <...
Measures and Instruments cont. <ul><li>The Process of Change Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Activity Questionnai...
Data Analysis <ul><li>Descriptive analysis will characterize the phenomena reflected in answers to the questionnaires and ...
Long Range Plan <ul><li>Develop, implement, and measure effectiveness of a physical activity program based on characterist...
Questions???
 
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Quality of Life Council Presentation

  1. 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 <ul><li>Quality of Life Faculty Community – Based Applied Research Grant </li></ul>
  3. 4. Partners <ul><li>Nova Southeastern University, Occupational Therapy Department </li></ul><ul><li>Nova Southeastern University, Nursing Department </li></ul><ul><li>Jay Shecter, Division Director Senior Housing Division, City of Pembroke Pines </li></ul>
  4. 5. Significance <ul><li>Numbers of older adults </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers of people with chronic illness </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in body systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age-related decline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inactivity-related decline </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Significance <ul><li>“ physical activity provides the greatest opportunity to extend years of active independent life, reduce disability, and prove the quality of life for older persons” </li></ul><ul><li>NIA (2000) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Significance <ul><li>AND, </li></ul><ul><li>“ is an effective therapy for many chronic diseases” </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson (2007) </li></ul>
  7. 8. Justification for study <ul><li>Approximately 28% of 65-74 year olds; 185 75 and older engage in regular leisure-time physical activity (CDC, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>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) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Barriers <ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for inactivity and barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Readiness for change </li></ul><ul><li>Fit into daily routine </li></ul>
  9. 10. Participants <ul><li>Residents of Pines Place complex, Davie, Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Information sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment flyers </li></ul>
  10. 11. Methods and procedures <ul><li>Face to face, 1:1 semi-structured interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Administration of tests and questionnaires to gain insight into this population </li></ul>
  11. 12. Measures and Instruments <ul><li>Functional Quick Screen </li></ul><ul><li>Timed Up and Go </li></ul><ul><li>Vital Signs </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Activity Knowledge Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs and Attitudes about Engaging in Physical Activity </li></ul><ul><li>The Barriers to Being Active Quiz </li></ul>
  12. 13. Measures and Instruments cont. <ul><li>The Process of Change Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Activity Questionnaire: Short Last 7 Days </li></ul><ul><li>A Typical Day retrospective time log </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic questionnaire </li></ul>
  13. 14. Data Analysis <ul><li>Descriptive analysis will characterize the phenomena reflected in answers to the questionnaires and the physical screenings </li></ul>
  14. 15. Long Range Plan <ul><li>Develop, implement, and measure effectiveness of a physical activity program based on characteristics and preferences of study participants </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance and incorporate the Pines Place newly installed walking path </li></ul>
  15. 16. Questions???

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