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dc.contributor.author Μπαμπάτσικου, Φωτούλα Π. en
dc.contributor.author Γερογιάννη, Γεωργία K. el
dc.contributor.author Ζυγά, Σοφία el
dc.contributor.author Κουτής, Χαρίλαος el
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-13T15:59:33Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-13T15:59:33Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11400/3940
dc.rights Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject physical activity
dc.subject Older people
dc.subject Health promotion
dc.subject Φυσική άσκηση
dc.subject Ηλικιωμένοι
dc.subject Τακτική άσκηση
dc.subject Αστική περιοχή
dc.subject Προαγωγή της υγείας
dc.subject Ελλάδα
dc.subject Regular exercise
dc.subject Urban area
dc.subject Greece
dc.title Physical activity in a sample of elderly Greek people en
heal.type journalArticle
heal.secondaryTitle a research study en
heal.secondaryTitle a research study en
heal.classification Nursing
heal.classification Public health
heal.classification Νοσηλευτική
heal.classification Δημόσια υγεία
heal.classificationURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85093362
heal.classificationURI http://lod.nal.usda.gov/28292
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Νοσηλευτική
heal.classificationURI **N/A**-Δημόσια υγεία
heal.keywordURI http://lod.nal.usda.gov/37116
heal.keywordURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85002087
heal.keywordURI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85059591
heal.language en
heal.access free
heal.recordProvider Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας.Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας.Τμήμα Δημόσιας Υγείας και Κοινοτικής Υγείας.Κατεύθυνση Δημόσιας Υγείας (Δημόσιας Yγιεινής). el
heal.publicationDate 2012-09
heal.bibliographicCitation Babatsikou, F., Gerogianni, G., Zyga, S. and Koutis, C. (September 2012) Physical activity in a sample of elderly Greek people: a research study. "Health Science Journal" Vol. 6(3): pp.518-533. en
heal.abstract The beneficial role of exercise in elderly people has been documented by numerous of studies and is associated with an improved quality of life and increased longevity. Aim: The aim of the present study was to assess the physical activity of elderly people in an urban area of Greek territory. Material and Methods: The sample consisted of 426 elderly people who came from KAPI (Open Care Centers for Elderly) in Attica. Participants were men and women, aged of 65 years old and over. For the assessment of physical activity in elderly people there was conducted a seasonal record (summer / winter) of hours engaging in the following activities per week: standing, walking, cycling, sports of any kind, gardening, household tasks and home repairs. Statistical analysis was performed by the package SPSS 12.0. Results: A large percentage of men (58.6%) and even more women (62.3%) did not exercise regularly. Only 38.9% of men and 31.5% of women used to walk more than 1 hour a day, while 6.6% of men and 2.5% of women regularly used a bicycle for their transport. Additionally, 76.0% of women engaged in household tasks for more than 1 hour a day, while the corresponding figure for men was only 7.8%. Furthermore, 25.7% of men and 21.0% of women were occupied with gardening and home repairs for more than 1 hour a day. Conclusions: The present study showed that the participants had limited physical activity in general and minimal systematic exercise. The systematic exercise is rare in both, men and women, in people over 65 years old. Additionally, some level of physical activity was provided by necessary daily activities, such as household tasks for women and gardening and home repairs for both sexes. Taking into consideration the importance of physical activity in health promotion, the present issue should be one of the most important priorities in public health. en
heal.journalName Hellenic Science Journal en
heal.journalType peer-reviewed
heal.fullTextAvailability true
heal.dateCreated 2012-07


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