Barriers to participation in physical activity programs among older adults
This study investigated the perception of barriers to the participation of older adults in physical activity programs. The sample consisted of older adults (≥60 years) from the EpiFloripa Ageing Study (n = 1140) interviewed in 2013/2014. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews at home. The outcome was identified by the question: what is the main reason that led or would lead you to give up a physical activity program? Health conditions, daily commitments, attitudes towards physical activity, and environmental aspects were the most reported barriers. Considering the perception of older adults is essential to plan and develop more effective and lasting interventions
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