publication . Article . 2017

Knowledge of the benefits of physical-sport activity in older people according to socio demographic variables

Clemente Remón, Ángel Luis; Hierro Pinés, David del; Jiménez Benito, Víctor; Sacedón Ramallo, Diego; Santacruz Lozano, José Antonio; Cerro Herrero, David;
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  • Published: 14 Feb 2017
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
This investigation pretends to know the degree of knowledge of the benefits of the practice of physical-sports activities for older people in an urban population of over 100,000 inhabitants (Alcalá de Henares) and the relationship according to socio-demographic variables. The quantitative used methodology has consisted of the realization of interviews face to face to a random sample of 133 people over 65 years of this population. The instrument used in the investigation has consisted of a questionnaire with closed questions, already validated in other research studies on the elderly. The results show that most respondents state they are aware of the various bene...
Subjects
free text keywords: Physical activity, Sport, Physical exercise, Older adults, Active aging, Knowledge, Benefits, CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD, Deportes, Sports
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