Assessing the Physical Activity Readiness of Inactive Older Adults Public Deposited

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  • The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between inactive older adults’ physical activity readiness (based on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire [PARQ]) and several biometric, demographic, and physical activity indices. Participants were 181 (91 female, 90 male) inactive 60- to 89-year-old adults (M age = 70.2 ± 6.6 yr.). Self-report measures were completed and body mass index (BMI) and VO₂[subscript max] were estimated. BMI, weight, and VO₂[subscript max] were significantly associated with physical activity readiness. There was no significant association among 10-year age cohort and physical activity readiness. The blood pressure question excluded the largest number of participants (42%). Overall, 45.3% of the participants appeared to be healthy enough to begin a low to moderate physical activity program. Preliminary evidence suggests the PARQ may be a useful method of identifying older adults for whom low to moderate physical activity participation is safe.
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  • Cardinal, B. J. (1997). Assessing the physical activity readiness of inactive older adults. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 14, 65-73.
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