Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
Online ISSN : 2187-3305
Print ISSN : 2186-3741
ISSN-L : 2186-3741
Evaluation of a go out program using go out records among community-dwelling elderly individuals
Shuichi WakayamaKazushi HottaYoshihiko FujitaKeisuke FujiiHideki ShiraishiNoriko YabushitaNaoki MakiSatoko NakanoHisako Yanagi
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2020 Volume 9 Issue 4 Pages 167-173


Objective: This study evaluated the effects of implementing a program that used go out records to improvement of go out and physical activity among community-dwelling elderly individuals. Subjects: Community-dwelling elderly individuals who participated in long-term care prevention classes were divided into control (n=45) and intervention (n=22) groups. Methods: The intervention group underwent a program including self-monitoring, which used go out records, and interaction with supporters, which comprised dialogue with the supporters, in addition to the control group program. Assessment items including frequency of going outside, physical function, including quantity of physical activity, psychological evaluations, and changes before and after the intervention were evaluated. Results: The duration of frequency of going outside physical activity improvedintheintervention group by the end of the program. In addition, a significant interaction between Sedentary Behavior and Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity durations was observed. Conclusion: Interventions using go out records may increase the frequency of outings and the amount of physical activity.

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