Factors associated with participation in a community senior health promotion program: A pilot study

D. M. Buchner, D. C. Pearson

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Abstract

Factors associated with participation in a community senior health promotion program were studied in 103 participants and a population-based control group of 531 non-participants. Compared to controls, participants had similar physical health status, but lower mental and social health status. Both men and women participants reported more depressive symptoms, lower positive affect, and lower social participation. Mental and social health may be important yet under-studied factors influencing participation in community health promotion programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-777
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume79
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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