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KNOWLEDGE OF THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL-SPORT ACTIVITY IN OLDER PEOPLE ACCORDING TO SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES

 

ABSTRACT

 

This investigation pretends to know the degree of knowledge of the benefits of the practice of physical-sports activities for older people in an urban population of over 100,000 inhabitants (Alcalá de Henares) and the relationship according to socio-demographic variables. The quantitative used methodology has consisted of the realization of interviews face to face to a random sample of 133 people over 65 years of this population. The instrument used in the investigation has consisted of a questionnaire with closed questions, already validated in other research studies on the elderly. The results show that most respondents state they are aware of the various benefits of the physical-sports activities, although the psychological benefits are the least known. While according to socio-demographic variables are in general the man, seniors with 74 or fewer years and those with sufficient income those with a higher degree of knowledge.

 

KEY WORDS

physical activity, sport, physical exercise, older adults, active aging, knowledge, benefits.

 

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009