Self-Report of Aerobic Activity among Older African Americans with Multiple Chronic Conditions

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Abstract

  • © 2018, This is a U.S. Government work and not under copyright protection in the US; foreign copyright protection may apply. Physical inactivity among older adults around the world is a growing concern. In the United States, older African Americans report high levels of physical inactivity, especially older African Americans with chronic conditions. This study examined the influence of chronic conditions on aerobic activity among a sample of community-dwelling, older African Americans with a self-reported diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions, such as hypertension and arthritis. Findings indicate that regardless of age, the number of chronic conditions was a significant influence in self-report of aerobic activity. Successful self-management of type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions may promote physical activity among sedentary older African Americans with multiple chronic conditions. Furthermore, research that considers a life course epidemiological approach are needed to enhance our understanding about the cumulative effects of MCC on physical activity among sedentary, older African Americans with MCC.
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    Author List

  • McCaskill GM; Bolland KA; Brown CJ; Mark Beasley T
  • Start Page

  • 287
  • End Page

  • 298
  • Volume

  • 33
  • Issue

  • 3