A1 Journal article (refereed)
Effects of an Individualized Active Aging Counseling Intervention on Mobility and Physical Activity : Secondary Analyses of a Randomized Controlled Trial (2020)


Siltanen, Sini; Portegijs, Erja; Pynnönen, Katja; Hassandra, Mary; Rantalainen, Timo; Karavirta, Laura; Saajanaho, Milla J.; Rantanen, Taina (2020). Effects of an Individualized Active Aging Counseling Intervention on Mobility and Physical Activity : Secondary Analyses of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Aging and Health, OnlineFirst. DOI: 10.1177/0898264320924258


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All authors or editors: Siltanen, Sini; Portegijs, Erja; Pynnönen, Katja; Hassandra, Mary; Rantalainen, Timo; Karavirta, Laura; Saajanaho, Milla J.; Rantanen, Taina

Journal or series: Journal of Aging and Health

ISSN: 0898-2643

eISSN: 1552-6887

Publication year: 2020

Volume: OnlineFirst

Publisher: Sage Publications

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0898264320924258

Open Access: Open access publication published in a hybrid channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72712


Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was to report preplanned secondary analyses of the effects of a 12-month individualized active aging counseling intervention on six mobility and physical activity outcomes.
Methods: A two-arm, single-blinded randomized controlled trial was conducted among 75- and 80-year-old community-dwelling people. The intervention group (IG, n = 101) received counseling aimed at increasing self-selected, primarily out-of-home activity. The control group (CG, n = 103) received general health information. Data were analyzed with generalized estimating equations.
Results: Physical performance improved in the IG more than that in the CG (group by time p = .022), self-reported physical activity increased in both groups (time p = .012), and autonomy in outdoor mobility declined in the IG and was enhanced in the CG (group by time p = .011). No change was observed for life-space mobility, proportion of persons perceiving difficulty walking 2 km, or monitored physical activity.
Discussion: Individualized counseling aiming at increasing self-selected out-of-home activity had nonsystematic effects on mobility and positively affected physical performance only.


Keywords: senior citizens; physical activeness; physical education guidance; physical functioning; meaningfulness; autonomy (cognition)

Free keywords: meaningful activity; physical function; life-space; autonomy, randomized controlled trial


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