Weber, Amy S.; Sharma, Manoj
March 2011
American Journal of Health Studies;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to provide a summary of current physical activity interventions available for older adults (50 years and older) that report findings on physical, social, and/or mental health outcomes and establish recommendations. A systematic database search was conducted. A total of twenty-three interventions met the identified search criteria. The results of the study outlined interventions that produced significant, minimal, or no improvements in physical, social, and mental health. Findings suggest that recommendations of previously studied best practice components of physical activity interventions appear to be the most effective intervention design to yield positive results.


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