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Yoshimura, Junko Department of Adult and Elderly Nursing, School of Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Tanimura, Chika Department of Adult and Elderly Nursing, School of Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Matsumoto, Hiromi Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare
Tokushima, Yasuko Department of Nursing Care Environment and Mental Health, School of Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Inoue, Kazuoki Department of Community-based Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB
Hagino, Hiroshi Department of Fundamental Nursing, School of Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University Researchers DB KAKEN
Keywords
locomotion
older adults
physical activity
self-care agency
Abstract
[Background] Maintaining physical activity is important for older adults. “Self-care agency” is the ability to perform self-care, which is defined as people following their own will, managing themselves, and maintaining activities. We investigated the relationship among physical activity and self-care agency, demographic factors and physical condition in older adults. [Methods] Self-care agency was assessed by using the Self-Care Agency Questionnaire developed for Japanese patients with chronic diseases. Among 175 older adults aged 65 years or older living in a rural area, responses from 83 who performed physical activities were analyzed. Correspondence analysis was conducted to characterize demographic factors and self-care agency. [Results] A higher proportion of women than men were engaged in physical activity. Irrespective of age and sex, many of the participants performed stretching exercises, walking, radio exercises, TV exercises, and participated in community circles. Participants who engaged in physical activities had significantly higher self-care agency scores than inactive participants. Among the active participants, the self-care agency score was significantly higher for women than men (P = .04) and was also significantly higher for participants aged ≥ 75 years compared to those aged < 75 years. Individuals with a high self-care agency tended to participate in local programs and perform brief physical activities at home. [Conclusion] Physically active older adults demonstrated high self-care agency. Their activities were easily carried out in their daily lives, with activities varying by age and sex. Support from community health experts is needed to promote suitable physical activity among older adults tailored for age and sex, especially among older adults who have low self-care agency.
Publisher
Tottori University Medical Press
Content Type
Journal Article
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ISSN
05135710
EISSN
13468049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Volume
64
Issue
1
Start Page
18
End Page
29
Published Date
2021-02-22
Publisher-DOI
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
(C) 2021 Tottori University Medical Press
Citation
J. Yoshimura, C. Tanimura, H. Matsumoto, et al. Relationship of Physical Activity to Self-Care Agency and Physical Condition Among Older Adults in a Rural Area. Yonago Acta Medica. 2021, 64(1), 18-29. doi:10.33160/yam.2021.02.004
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English