Women aged 75 and over: Attitudes towards health-related role models and female master athletes

Sean Horton, Rylee Dionigi, Joselyne Bellamy

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Abstract

Inactivity and sedentary behaviour among older females has become an important public health concern as the population ages. This study investigated older women's attitudes in two areas related to health and physical activity,health related role models and female Masters athletes. Twenty-one women aged 75-92 completed in-depth interviews and were divided into three groups (highly active, moderately active, or inactive). Comparisons were made across groupsto determine how attitudes differed depending on one's current level of physical activity involvement. This study highlights the complexity in role model research and the issues inherent in health promotion initiatives aimed at older women.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies
Volume7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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