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, S., Portegijs, E., Pynnönen, K., Hassandra, M., Rantalainen, T., Karavirta, L., Saajanaho, M. J., & Rantanen, T. (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, 32(10), 1316-1324. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264320924258


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

Journal or seriesJournal of Aging and Health

ISSN0898-2643

eISSN1552-6887

Publication year2020

Volume32

Issue number10

Pages range1316-1324

PublisherSage Publications

Place of PublicationThousand Oaks

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0898264320924258

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access 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.


Keywordsolder peoplephysical activityphysical education guidancephysical functioningmeaningfulnessautonomy (cognition)randomised controlled trials

Free keywordsmeaningful activity; physical function; life-space; autonomy, randomized controlled trial; RCT


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Reporting Year2020

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