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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 editorsCarlsson, Christer; Walden, Pirkko; Kari, Tuomas; Makkonen, Markus; Frank, Lauri

Parent publication34th Bled eConference : Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change

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

Conference:

  • Bled eConference

Place and date of conferenceOnline Conference27.-30.6.2021

eISBN978-961-286-385-9

Publication year2021

Pages range421-438

Number of pages in the book800

PublisherUniversity of Maribor

Place of PublicationMaribor

Publication countrySlovenia

Publication languageEnglish

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

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

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen 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.


Keywordsageingolder peoplephysical activityphysical fitnessphysical trainingwell-beingwelfare technologymeasuring methodsmobile appshealth promotionpre-emptionactivationhealth behaviourpublic health serviceroutines

Free keywordsphysical activity programs; digital service support; UTAUT; ELM; young elderly


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating1


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