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dc.subject physical activity
dc.subject Urban areas
dc.subject Health promotion
dc.subject Greece
dc.subject elderly
dc.subject regular exercise
dc.subject Ελλάδα
dc.subject Σωματική δραστηριότητα
dc.subject Ηλικιωμένος
dc.subject Τακτική άσκηση
dc.subject Αστικές περιοχές
dc.subject Προβολή της υγείας
dc.title Physical activity in a sample of elderly Greek people en
heal.type journalArticle
heal.secondaryTitle a research study en
heal.classification Medicine
heal.classification Midwifery
heal.classification Ιατρική
heal.classification Μαιευτική
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heal.language en
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heal.recordProvider Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Αθήνας. Σχολή Επαγγελμάτων Υγείας και Πρόνοιας. Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής en
heal.publicationDate 2012-07
heal.bibliographicCitation Babatsikou, F., Gerogianni, G., Zyga, S. and Koutis, C.(2012).Physical activity in a sample of elderly Greek people:a research study.Health Science Journal 6(3) pp 518-533.July- September 2012. 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 Health Science Journal en
heal.journalType peer-reviewed
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