Identification of Older Adult Barriers to Activity

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  • Title: Identification of Older Adult Barriers to Activity
  • Author(s): John Bishop, Ellen Driber-Hassall
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Aging & Social Change
  • Journal Title: The Journal of Aging and Social Change
  • Keywords: Active Aging, Aged Individuals, Barriers to Activity
  • Volume: 9
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2576-5310 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2576-5329 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2576-5310/CGP/v09i01/1-15
  • Citation: Bishop, John, and Ellen Driber-Hassall. 2018. "Identification of Older Adult Barriers to Activity." The Journal of Aging and Social Change 9 (1): 1-15. doi:10.18848/2576-5310/CGP/v09i01/1-15.
  • Extent: 15 pages

Abstract

This research addressed the absence of survey instruments which specifically considered older adult barriers to activity. As the general health of older adults continues to improve over time due to advances in health and wellness, aging may mark declines in older adult activity which may exacerbate deterioration in physical and cognitive health, as well as social support networks. Accordingly, barriers to activity, either perceived or actual, may intensify these environments, thereby impacting lifestyles of the aged and compound an already precarious relationship between activity and quality of life.