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Exploring the facilitators and barriers to physical activity in older people with sight loss.

BURTON, Amy and Clancy, Louise and COWAP, Lisa (2017) Exploring the facilitators and barriers to physical activity in older people with sight loss. Journal of aging and physical activity. ISSN 1063-8652 (In Press)

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This study aimed to explore facilitators and barriers to physical activity in older people with sight loss. Focus groups were conducted with 13 community dwelling older adults with sight loss ranging from poor to completely blind. Transcripts were analysed using an inductive thematic analysis. Facilitators and barriers are experienced in three ways: psychologically; through opportunity and access; and at a societal and policy level. Campaigns are needed to challenge unhelpful age-related stereotypes at both psychological and societal levels. Additionally, interventions grounded in evidence and theory should be trialled and evaluated for increasing physical activity in this population.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Psychology
Depositing User: Amy BURTON
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 09:39
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3029

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