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“I am active”: effects of a program to promote active aging

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
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Title
“I am active”: effects of a program to promote active aging
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s79511
Pubmed ID
Authors

Neyda Mendoza-Ruvalcaba, Elva Dolores Arias-Merino

Abstract

Active aging involves a general lifestyle strategy that allows preservation of both physical and mental health during the aging process. "I am Active" is a program designed to promote active aging by increased physical activity, healthy nutritional habits, and cognitive functioning. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of this program. Sixty-four healthy adults aged 60 years or older were recruited from senior centers and randomly allocated to an experimental group (n=31) or a control group (n=33). Baseline, post-test, and 6-month follow-up assessments were performed after the theoretical-practical intervention. Effect sizes were calculated. At the conclusion of the program, the experimental group showed significant improvement compared with the control group in the following domains: physical activity (falls risk, balance, flexibility, self-efficacy), nutrition (self-efficacy and nutritional status), cognitive performance (processing speed and self-efficacy), and quality of life (general, health and functionality, social and economic status). Although some declines were reported, improvements at follow-up remained in self-efficacy for physical activity, self-efficacy for nutrition, and processing speed, and participants had better nutritional status and quality of life overall. Our findings show that this program promotes improvements in domains of active aging, mainly in self-efficacy beliefs as well as in quality of life in healthy elders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 146 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 22 15%
Student > Master 21 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 13%
Researcher 16 11%
Other 26 18%
Unknown 24 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 23 16%
Psychology 22 15%
Sports and Recreations 19 13%
Social Sciences 15 10%
Other 17 11%
Unknown 28 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 July 2015.
All research outputs
#2,213,911
of 5,337,025 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#288
of 777 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#69,389
of 162,817 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#10
of 25 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 5,337,025 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 56th percentile.
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