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J Women Aging. 2016;28(1):68-79. doi: 10.1080/08952841.2014.950902.

Perceived exercise barriers and their associations with regular exercise across three age groups of rural women in Taiwan.

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a Institute of Allied Health Sciences , National Cheng Kung University , Tainan , Taiwan.
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b School of Nursing, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology , Tainan , Taiwan.
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c Program of Health-Business Administration , Fooyin University , Kaohsiung , Taiwan.
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d Department of Nursing , Chang Gung University of Science and Technology , Tainan , Taiwan.
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e Department of Nursing, College of Medicine , National Cheng Kung University , Tainan , Taiwan.
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f Institute of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine , National Cheng Kung University , Tainan , Taiwan.

Abstract

The purposes of the study were to explore the differences in perceived exercise barriers across three age groups of Taiwanese rural women (30-50, 51-70, and >70 years old) and to examine the associations between perceived exercise barriers and regular exercise behavior. A total of 227 women completed the Self-Reported Exercise Behavior and the Perceived Exercise Barrier Scale. Women older than 70 reported higher physical and psychological barriers and lower administrative barriers than did the younger group. Women who did not exercise regularly tended to have a higher perception of exercise barriers.

KEYWORDS:

Age groups; exercise barriers; regular exercise; rural women

PMID:
26882205
DOI:
10.1080/08952841.2014.950902
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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