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Forming Sustainable Physical Activity Programs Among Young Elderly : A Combined ELM & UTAUT Approach (2021)


Carlsson, C., Walden, P., Kari, T., Makkonen, M., & Frank, L. (2021). Forming Sustainable Physical Activity Programs Among Young Elderly : A Combined ELM & UTAUT Approach. In A. Pucihar, M. Kljajic Borstnar, R. Bons, H. Cripps, A. Sheombar, & D. Vidmar (Eds.), 34th Bled eConference : Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change (pp. 421-438). University of Maribor. https://doi.org/10.18690/978-961-286-385-9.31


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Carlsson, Christer; Walden, Pirkko; Kari, Tuomas; Makkonen, Markus; Frank, Lauri

Parent publication: 34th Bled eConference : Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change

Parent publication editors: Pucihar, Andreja; Kljajic Borstnar, Mirjana; Bons, Roger; Cripps, Helen; Sheombar, Anand; Vidmar, Doroteja

Conference:

  • Bled eConference

Place and date of conference: Online Conference, 27.-30.6.2021

eISBN: 978-961-286-385-9

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 421-438

Number of pages in the book: 800

Publisher: University of Maribor

Place of Publication: Maribor

Publication country: Slovenia

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18690/978-961-286-385-9.31

Persistent website address: https://press.um.si/index.php/ump/catalog/view/581/744/1559-1

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77136


Abstract

There is consensus in health studies that regular physical activities of sufficient intensity and duration contribute to better health both in the short and long term. In an ongoing research program, we focus on getting the young elderly, the 60-75 years age group, to adopt and include physical activities as part of their daily routines. One reason for addressing young elderly is large numbers – in Finland health care costs for the elderly was 3.7 B€ in 2019 and will increase dramatically if the young elderly group is in bad shape when they reach the 75+ age group. We are finding out that systematic physical activities can serve as preventive health care for the young elderly. We are also learning that digital services can be instrumental for building sustainable physical activity programs.


Keywords: ageing; senior citizens; physical activeness; physical fitness; physical training; well-being; welfare technology; measuring methods; mobile apps; health promotion; pre-emption; activation; health behaviour; public health service; routines

Free keywords: physical activity programs; digital service support; UTAUT; ELM; young elderly


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