Barriers to benefits of leisure-time physical activity in the elderly: differences across cultures

Journal Name: 
J Am Geriatr Soc
Authors: 
Dergance,J.M.
Calmbach,W.L.
Dhanda,R.
Miles,T.P.
Hazuda,H.
Mouton,C.P.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this study was to compare ethnic differences in attitudes toward barriers and benefits of leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) in sedentary elderly Mexican (MAs) and European Americans (EAs). An in-home, cross-sectional survey was performed on 210 community-dwelling elders from 10 primary care practices in south Texas that are part of the South Texas Ambulatory Research Network, a practice-based research network. Analytical variables included ethnicity, age, sex, income, education, marital status, and LTPA. Fisher exact test was used to analyze the 100 sedentary elders (LTPA
2003
Volume: 
51
Pages: 
863-868
Keywords: 
10, 100, 210, Ambulatory, Attitude, beliefs, Culture, DCPrimCaRe, differences, education, elderly, Ethnic Groups, Exercise, Health, Income, knowledge, primary care, Research, survey, Texas