Predictive Factors on Level of Physical Activity in the Community Dwelling Elderly

노인의 신체활동 수준별 신체활동 예측요인

  • Seo, Yeong-Mi (Department of Nursing, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology) ;
  • Kang, Mal-Soon (Department of Nursing, Jinju Health College) ;
  • Jeon, Mi-Yang (College of Nursing.Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 서영미 (경남과학기술대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 강말순 (진주보건대학교 간호학부) ;
  • 전미양 (경상대학교 간호대학.건강과학연구원)
  • Received : 2016.10.31
  • Accepted : 2016.12.20
  • Published : 2016.12.31


The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that affect the level of physical activity targeted elderly and thereby propose a basis for physical activity promotion strategies. Methods : The study subjects were 164 older who agreed to participate and understand the purpose of the study. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS WIN 18.0 program multiple logistic regression. Results : Factors showing significant associations with physical activity are gender, spouse, education, job, chronic disease, BMI, subjective health status, perceived barriers, and social supports. In the logistic regression analysis, BMI and perceived barriers were significant factors related to minimal physical activity while chronic disease, BMI, subjective health status, and perceived barriers appeared to be significantly associated with health enhancing physical activity. The result suggest that policy should be established to increasing the level of physical activity.


Elderly;Physical Activity;Subjective health status;Perceived barriers;Social supports


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