Effects of the Exercise Self-Efficacy and Exercise Benefits/Barriers on doing Regular Exercise of the Elderly

운동 자기효능감과 운동 유익성 및 장애성이 노인대상자의 운동 수행에 미치는 효과

  • 황은희 (이화여자대학교 간호과학대학) ;
  • 정여숙 (예수대학교 간호학부)
  • Published : 2008.06.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the effects af exercise self-efficacy and exercise benefits/barriers on doing regular exercise among elderly. Methods: The subjects were 484 older adults who were eligible and agreed to. participate in this study. Data were collected from July 27 to. September 21, 2007 by face-to-face, and private interviews. The questionnaires consisted of Exercise Self-efficacy, and Exercise Benefits/Barriers. The collected data were analyzed with the SPSS 13.0 program, which was used for frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA, and logistic regression. Results: The major findings af this study were as follows: 1) Approximately 56.8% of participants were doing regular exercise. Study participants' exercise self-efficacy mean scare was 36.30, exercise benefits 2.74, and exercise barriers 2.03; 2) There was significant correlation between exercise self-efficacy and exercise benefits; 3) Significant factors influencing regular exercise were self-efficacy, exercise benefits and exercise barriers. Conclusion: These results suggested that nurses should emphasize exercise benefits/barriers and reinforce self-efficacy to improve regular exercise in the elderly.


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