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ERIC Number: EJ897121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Participatory Development of an Instrument for the Elderly for an Autonomous Optimization of Their Nutrition and Physical Activity Profile
Hassel, Holger; Schulte, Birgid; Keimer, Katharina Maria
Health Education Journal, v69 n3 p353-361 Sep 2010
Objective: With the help of the "OPTIMAHL 60plus" counselling aid, it is intended to improve the nutritional and physical activity behaviour, the maintenance and enhancement of the quality of life, and the autonomy of people above 60 years of age. Due to their complexity, currently available didactical counselling aids are not considered suitable for this target group. In order to develop an effective counselling aid for the elderly, the target group is involved in the development process. Design: The intervention study comprises the participatory development of the instrument "OPTIMAHL 60plus" (through focus groups) and the evaluation of the intervention programme (intervention and control groups). The results of the evaluation will be presented in forthcoming articles. Methods: Intervention mapping is applied in a modified form to develop the counselling aid. By means of focus group discussions, the expectations of the target group are analysed in a participatory way. Disadvantaged elderly and those with or without a migrant background are involved. Results: The counselling aid, in the form of a checklist, records individual nutrition and physical activity behaviour, including feedback on target and performance as well as advice for improvement. Conclusion: When developing age-based counselling aids, particular support in structuring, reminding and simple handling must be taken into account. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany