Table 1

Objectives and determinants for increasing or maintaining the participants’ physical activity (PA) level during the three phases of the study
Performance objectives Determinants Change objectives
Phase 1 Seniors decide to participate in physical activities offered at the day -activity centre Attitude + enjoyment of activity a) seniors think it is fun to participate in PA
Self –confidence - lack of self-confidence (lack of skills, fear of falling) b) seniors think they are able to perform PA
- physical complaints/pain c) seniors think it is physically safe and comfortable to perform PA
- feeling tired
Social support - lack of social support d) seniors feel stimulated and supported by others to perform PA
- feeling insecure social context
+ activity with familiar others
+ pleasant atmosphere
Phase 2 Seniors participate actively in physical activities offered at the day- activity centre and maintain participating in activities they were used to doing Attitude + enjoyment of activity a) seniors enjoy participating in PA
+ familiarity/routine b) seniors experience PA as part of their daily activities/routine
+ aware of advantages of PA to their body c) seniors become more consciousness of benefits of being PA
d) seniors learn about normal bodily reactions to PA
Self – confidence + self-confidence e) seniors experience they are able to perform PA
- physical complaints/pain f) seniors feel physically safe and comfortable to perform PA and explore their skills
- feeling tired
Social support + social support g) seniors feel stimulated and supported by others to perform PA
+ status of physical activity h) seniors are proud of their achievement
+ activity with familiar others
Phase 3 Seniors maintain participating in physical activities at the day-activity centre and other activities they were used to doing Attitude + enjoyment of activity a)seniors enjoy participating in PA
+ familiarity/routine b) seniors experience PA as part of their daily activities/routine
Self –confidence + self-confidence c) seniors know they are able to perform PA
Social support + social support d) seniors feel stimulated and supported by others to perform PA

van Schijndel-Speet et al.

van Schijndel-Speet et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:746   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-746

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