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dc.contributor.authorBreda, Aili Ilona
dc.contributor.authorWatts, Amber
dc.identifier.citationBreda, A. I., & Watts, A. S. (2017). Expectations Regarding Aging, Physical Activity, and Physical Function in Older Adults. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 3, 2333721417702350.
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dc.description.abstractObjective: The present study examined how expectations regarding aging (ERA) influence physical activity participation and physical function. Method: We surveyed 148 older adults about their ERA (ERA-38), health-promoting lifestyles (HPLP-II), and self-rated health (RAND-36). We tested the mediating effect of physical activity on the relationships between ERA and physical function. Results: Positive expectations were associated with more engagement in physical activity (B = 0.016, p < .05) and better physical function (B = 0.521, p < .01). Physical activity mediated the relationship between ERA and physical function (B = 5.890, p < .01, indirect effect 0.092, CI = [0.015, 0.239]). Discussion: ERA play an important role in adoption of physically active lifestyles in older adults and may influence health outcomes, such as physical function. Future research should evaluate whether attempts to increase physical activity are more successful when modifications to ERA are also targeted.en_US
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dc.subjectOlder adultsen_US
dc.subjectActive life/ physical activityen_US
dc.subjectPhysical functionen_US
dc.titleExpectations Regarding Aging, Physical Activity, and Physical Function in Older Adultsen_US
kusw.kuauthorBreda, Aili I.
kusw.kuauthorWatts, Amber
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher versionen_US
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