The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Perceived Health Status in Older Women: Findings from the Woman’s College Alumni Study

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elise K. Eifert (Creator)
Jeffrey Labban (Creator)
Douglas J. Oberlin II (Creator)
Laurie Wideman, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Using data collected from the Woman’s College (WC) Alumni Study, the purpose of this study was to determine whether perceived health status is related to physical activity in older women. A multiple linear regression analysis was conducted to examine the relationship between amounts of physical activity and self-reported health status. The results of the current study reveal that the level of physical activity is significantly correlated with perceived health status. The findings of this study have implications for the assessment of older individuals’ health and may lead to interventions that are tailored to increase physical activity among older women.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Women and Aging
Language: English
Date: 2014
Keywords
physical activity, exercise, aging, women, health status

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