健康体操教室に長期参加し続けた地域高齢者の経験 [in Japanese] The Experience of Elderly Participants in a Long-term Community Exercise Program. [in Japanese]
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This study explored the experience of community-dwelling, elderly participants who took part in a community exercise program for over five years. A focus group was conducted using ten of the participants. Data was gathered through focus-group discussion and analyzed using content analysis techniques.<br> The data yielded four categories of emphasis, including the participants' approaches to participation and expectations from the program, feelings of happiness in the relationships established during the exercise sessions, determination and reconstruction of meaningful participation, and confidence in the effects resulting from continuous exercise. These four categories covered the entire phase of the process from the time of initiation of participation in the community exercise program through the point at which they achieved confidence in the beneficial effects of continuous exercise.<br> If elderly individuals are able to find satisfaction in their physical achievements as well as interpersonal relationships resulting from a community exercise program they will be more likely to continue an individualized program.
- Journal of Physical Education and Medicine
Journal of Physical Education and Medicine 8(1), 45-52, 2007
Journal of Physical Education and Medicine Editorial Committee