Beyond screening: Tailoring physical activity options with the EASY tool

Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko, Barbara Resnick, Marcia G. Ory

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Abstract

The development and dissemination of the EASY tool provides a resource to facilitate access to information about physical activity for older adults, particularly with regard to specific physical activity recommendations for individuals with chronic medical conditions. Health care providers and older adults can use the EASY tool to provide a flexible, tailored approach to screening. This approach will better inform both older adults and their health care providers about safe physical activity programs with appropriate injury management strategies. The identification of a broad range of activities appropriate for different health circumstances and situations will enable a greater number of older adults to engage in physical activity/exercises that will improve their health and functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-248
Number of pages5
JournalTranslational behavioral medicine
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Physical Activity
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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