Open Access Short Communication

An Interdisciplinary Framework for impacting older adults Health and Physical activity

Christopher J Dondzila1* and Elaine Van Doren2

1Department of Movement Science, Grand Valley State University, USA

2Grand Valley State University, USA State University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: August 15, 2019;  Published Date: September 03, 2019


The exploration of feasible and cost-effective strategies is warranted to mitigate rising healthcare costs and lessen the impact of chronic diseases, functional decline, and disability in older adults. The overwhelming sedentariness of older adults is accompanied by a lack of expertise by healthcare professionals in exercise programming that acknowledge factors influencing physical activity (PA) patterns. We present a framework for a nursing/exercise science interdisciplinary effort to increase PA and improve health in older adults via the delivery of individually tailored exercise programming for an 8-week intervention. Results from this study will be integral in translating effective interdisciplinary efforts across diverse healthcare settings.

Keywords: Older adults; Interdisciplinary; Health; Nursing; Physical activity

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