Health/Physical Activity

11 publications found.

Participant Satisfaction and the Impact of Senior Center Services in Lucas County, Ohio

12/01/2017

This study addressed satisfaction with services and impact of senior centers among center participants in Lucas County, Ohio.

  • Aging Network
  • Health/Physical Activity
  • Home and Community Based Services

NACCHO's baseline assessment of disability inclusion within local health departments

09/26/2016

People with disabilities can greatly benefit from inclusive health promotion and educational activities already being implemented by local health departments (LHDs), which can help reduce their risk and minimize the severity of secondary conditions. The inclusiveness of programs and services offered by LHDs has yet to be studied; therefore, the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) decided to conduct a baseline assessment to better understand LHD administrators’...

  • Aging and Developmental Disabilities
  • Education
  • Health/Physical Activity
  • Legal/ Advocacy

Healthy Aging in the Context of Educational Disadvantage: The Role of "Ordinary Magic"

07/20/2016

The objective of this study is to examine the correlates of healthy aging in the context of educational disadvantage and the extent to which identified correlates are shared with the wider, more educationally advantaged population. Among educationally disadvantaged adults, demographic characteristics (e.g., age), health practices (e.g., physical activity), and the presence of health conditions were independently correlated with healthy aging. With few exceptions, correlates of healthy aging were...

  • Demographics
  • Education
  • Health/Physical Activity

Gender differences in trajectories of physical activity among older Americans with diabetes

07/17/2015

The primary objective of this study was to examine gender differences in engagement in physical activity over time among older U.S. adults with diabetes. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study, we investigated physical activity between 2004 and 2010 among 1,857 adults aged 65 years and above with diabetes. The women in this cohort of older Americans started and remained less active than their male counterparts. Investigations covering a larger portion of the life course and those...

  • Chronic Illness/ Disability
  • Demographics
  • Health/Physical Activity

Quantitative Physical Activity of Children and Adolescents in a Rural Population from Eastern Nepal

07/16/2015

We evaluated physical activity of children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years from the Jirel population of eastern Nepal. 399 Participants wore an Actical omnidirectional accelerometer for one week as part of their annual visit to the Jiri Growth Study. Children are more active on non-school days and adolescents are more active during the school week. Jirel children do not exhibit the reduction in physical activity that most Western populations experience during the transition from childhood to...

  • Demographics
  • Global Aging
  • Health/Physical Activity

Axial Quantitative Ultrasound Assessment of Pediatric Bone Quality in Eastern Nepal

04/11/2015

This study presents quantitative ultrasonography (QUS) bone quality data for an underrepresented, south Asian pediatric population from Nepal. Data were collected as part of a longitudinal study of growth and development. This study offers normative data and documents the effect of stunting, wasting, and underweight on the bone properties measured by QUS.Osteoporosis International, 26(9), 2319–2328. doi:10.1007/s00198-015-3115-0Publication available online, subscription may be required.

  • Global Aging
  • Health/Physical Activity

Initial exploration of newly implemented public health policy using Geographic Information Systems: the case of a U.S. Silver Alert program

12/01/2014

Public health policies are designed for specific subsets of the population. We assert that utilization patterns can be effectively assessed using geographic information systems (GIS). This paper uses the Silver Alert program, a recently implemented public health policy, as a case for how and why GIS can be used to examine utilization patterns. Design. The paper uses visualized data and spatial statistics to assess utilization patterns and mission adherence. Results show disproportionate...

  • Case Studies/ Qualitative Research
  • Health/Physical Activity
  • Legal/ Advocacy

Does cohort matter in the association between education, health literacy and health in the USA?

11/06/2013

Growing empirical evidence supports the generally positive relationship between education, health literacy and health outcomes. However, little is known about cohort in this relationship. This study examined the role of cohort defined by 10-year age period in the association between educational attainment, health literacy and self-rated health. The data were obtained from the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy survey restricted file. Focusing on nationally representative...

  • Education
  • Health/Physical Activity

The association of diabetes complications with physical activity in a representative sample of older adults in the United States

05/23/2013

Most adults with diabetes do not engage in the level of physical activity recommended for optimal disease management. Diabetes complications are not generally considered a clinical contraindication to exercise. No prior national studies have examined the associations of these complications with physical activity. Multiple logistic regression was used to examine the association between diabetes complications and the odds of meeting physical activity guidelines…A borderline significant...

  • Chronic Illness/ Disability
  • Health/Physical Activity

Situating stress: Lessons from lay discourses on diabetes

03/09/2005

In response to the serious toll diabetes takes on health and resources, researchers increasingly are examining physical and psychological pathways that affect and are affected by diabetes, including stress.

  • Health/Physical Activity

Preventing Osteoporosis

07/01/2004

This brochure provides a comprehensive set of information about preventing osteoporosis and its complications. It is easy to read, up-to-date and offers contact information for additional resources. It would be useful to health and long-term care professionals who educate older adults about osteoporosis.This research was funded as part of a grant from the Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Board of Regents to the Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project.Print directions: The pages of this...

  • Health/Physical Activity