Aging Adults: Their wellness needs and how they want them addressed Kendall, Chandler
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wolff, Maren
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lee, Jeogeun
dc.contributor.majorProfessor Francis, Sarah 2022-06-08T15:49:31Z 2022-06-08T15:49:31Z 2022 2022-05
dc.description.abstract This cross-sectional study assessed the nutrition and physical activity (PA) needs, practices, and programming preferences of community-residing adults ages 40+ years (n=1250) from seven states. Respondents were mostly educated, White, food secure, adults ages 60+ years. Many were married, suburban-residing, and interested in wellness programming. Over one-half were categorized as “at nutritional risk (NR)” and 37.7% reported PA intention in the next 2 months. Age, education, food security, income, location, and PA attitudes impacted NR and PA intention (p < 0.001). PA intention was also affected by gender and marital status (p < 0.001). Respondents preferred self-directed online lessons and in-person group sessions; age impacted program format preferences (p < 0.05). These results demonstrate a need for wellness programming for adults ages 40+ years. Further, they illustrate the influence sociodemographic attributes have on NR and PA intention that should be addressed through these programs.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights.holder Chandler Kendall
dc.subject.disciplines DegreeDisciplines::Life Sciences::Nutrition::International and Community Nutrition
dc.subject.keywords middle age
dc.subject.keywords older adult
dc.subject.keywords physical activity
dc.subject.keywords nutritional risk
dc.subject.keywords wellness
dc.subject.keywords programming
dc.title Aging Adults: Their wellness needs and how they want them addressed
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dspace.entity.type Publication Food Science and Human Nutrition Diet and Exercise Masters Master of Science
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