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The Relationship between Health Belief and Exercise Compliance among Elderly Adults at Senior Centers
Kyung Im Lee, Young Eun
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2015;26(2):79-88.   Published online June 30, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2015.26.2.79
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PURPOSE
The purposes of this study were to examine the relationship between health belief and exercise compliance among elderly adults at senior centers and to identify factors influencing their exercise compliance.
METHODS
The subjects of this study were 100 elderly adults who were using senior centers in J City. Data were collected from the 5th of August to the 14th of September in 2014 using a questionnaire about general characteristics, health belief, and exercise compliance. Data analysis included one-way ANOVA, independent t-test, Pearson's correlation, and stepwise multiple regression using the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program.
RESULTS
The mean score for exercise compliance was 3.85 (range 1~5), and for perceived health state 3.17 (range 1~5). The mean score for each of the sub-factors of health belief was 3.89 for benefit, 1.94 for barrier, 3.34 for severity, 2.43 for sensitivity, and 3.65 for exercise self-efficacy (range 1~5). There was a significant correlation between exercise compliance and exercise benefit, and 28% of variance in exercise compliance was explained by exercise benefit in health belief, family history of illnesses, and perceived sensitivity in health belief.
CONCLUSION
To promote exercise compliance among elderly adults at senior centers, exercise programs emphasizing exercise benefit should be developed.

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    Eunha Kim, Jinhyang Yang
    Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing.2018; 48(3): 349.     CrossRef

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