A1 Journal article (refereed)
Older adults’ activity destinations before and during COVID-19 restrictions : From a variety of activities to mostly physical exercise close to home (2021)


Portegijs, E., Keskinen, K. E., Tuomola, E.-M., Hinrichs, T., Saajanaho, M., & Rantanen, T. (2021). Older adults’ activity destinations before and during COVID-19 restrictions : From a variety of activities to mostly physical exercise close to home. Health and Place, 68, Article 102533. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102533


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Portegijs, Erja; Keskinen, Kirsi E.; Tuomola, Essi-Mari; Hinrichs, Timo; Saajanaho, Milla; Rantanen, Taina

Journal or series: Health and Place

ISSN: 1353-8292

eISSN: 1873-2054

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 68

Article number: 102533

Publisher: Elsevier BV

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102533

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74437


Abstract

The aim was to study various types of older adult's activity destinations (counts, frequency of visitation, and distance from home) in the pre-COVID-19 era, and to study prospectively how COVID-19-related regulations limiting mobility affected these. Using a map-based questionnaire, 75-85-year-old participants reported activity destinations, that is, any destinations for physical exercise, destinations facilitating one's outdoor mobility, and destinations for other activities, which they had visited several times during the past month. At baseline, a variety of activity destinations was reported, but during COVID-19, destinations reported markedly declined in number, they were reported predominantly for physical exercise, and they were located closer to home.


Keywords: senior citizens; ageing; physical training; outdoor recreation; sports; activity; physical activeness; pandemics; COVID-19; restrictions; distance; home; participation

Free keywords: activity-space; activity location; mobility limitation; participation; aging; Corona-virus


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Reporting Year: 2021

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2


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