Implementing physical activity programmes for community-dwelling older people with early signs of physical frailty

Afroditi Stathi, Max Western, Jolanthe De Koning, Oliver Perkin, Janet Withall

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Abstract

Postponing or reducing physical frailty in older people yields immediate economic, personal, and societal benefits. Maintaining mobility in older age can reduce the need for health and social services. It contributes to quality of life characterised by independence and productive engagement with community. This chapter critically reviews the evidence on the challenges for implementing physical activity programmes for community-dwelling older adults with early signs of physical frailty. It discusses new evidence about promising approaches in programme design and implementation, with particular focus on uptake and maintained participation. It concludes with practical tips for policymakers and programme developers highlighting the need for multidisciplinary partnerships for implementation of effective physical activity programmes targeting older adults and particularly people with early signs of physical frailty.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion
EditorsSamuel Nyman
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter4
Pages401-422
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319712918
ISBN (Print)9783319712901
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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