Aging Adults: Their wellness needs and how they want them addressed

dc.contributor.author Kendall, Chandler
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wolff, Maren
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lee, Jeogeun
dc.contributor.majorProfessor Francis, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-08T15:49:31Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-08T15:49:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2022
dc.date.issued 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.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/105306
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights.holder Chandler Kendall
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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
dc.type Article
dc.type.genre creativecomponent
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.department Food Science and Human Nutrition
thesis.degree.discipline Diet and Exercise
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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