, 2008 ) behind the possible effectiveness of falls prevention programs. There is a clear evidence gap for effective falls prevention interventions for older people returning to the community after being hospitalized for a fall. This mixed-methods pilot study aimed to identify the feasibility and
Emma Renehan, Claudia Meyer, Rohan A. Elliott, Frances Batchelor, Catherine Said, Terry Haines and Dianne Goeman
Catherine E. Tong, Joanie Sims Gould and Heather A. McKay
). Two studies, one using a qualitative and the other using a mixed-method approach, provided some insights into the PA habits of FBOAs ( Garcia & Da, 2011 ; Johnson & Garcia, 2003 ). Of 54 Cambodian, Latin American, Vietnamese, and Polish older adult immigrants, the vast majority (83.3%) reported being
Mandy Peacock, Julie Netto, Polly Yeung, Joanne McVeigh and Anne-Marie Hill
association between pet ownership and incidental and purposeful PA during daily living among older community-dwelling adults. Methods Design A convergent, parallel mixed methods research design was used, which took an exploratory approach. This design allowed quantitative and qualitative data pertaining to
Mika R. Moran, Perla Werner, Israel Doron, Neta HaGani, Yael Benvenisti, Abby C. King, Sandra J. Winter, Jylana L. Sheats, Randi Garber, Hadas Motro and Shlomit Ergon
/facilitators to walking. Methodology Study Design This mixed-method study used a concurrent nested design ( Terrell, 2012 ). Data collection was predominantly qualitative, consisting of participants walking route assessments by the DT, with an embedded quantitative data collection method, consisting of the Global
Manon L. Dontje, Calum F. Leask, Juliet Harvey, Dawn A. Skelton and Sebastien F.M. Chastin
adults and individuals with dementia ( Berry et al., 2007 ; Browne et al., 2011 ). Combining qualitative research methods with objective measurements of sedentary behavior, referred to as triangulation, micro-macro link, or a mixed-methods approach ( Erzberger & Prein, 1997 ), offers the opportunity to
Christina E. Miyawaki, Rebecca L. Mauldin and Carolyn R. Carman
et al., 2015 ; Kohn, Belza, Petrescu-Prahova, & Miyawaki, 2016 ). This formative study used a mixed-methods, cross-sectional design to investigate the beliefs, attitudes, and behavior among Texas optometrists and older optometry patients in Houston, Texas. As specifically recommended by the
Diana Castaneda-Gameros, Sabi Redwood and Janice L. Thompson
this sample. Methods Study Design A sequential mixed-methods approach was employed to build a deeper insight into PA/ST levels and their association with frailty in an under-studied population group. The first phase of the study involved assessing objectively measured PA/ST and frailty status. The
Kathryn Longshore and Michael Sachs
Mindfulness-based research in sport has focused on athletes, while coaches remain unexplored. Research consistently shows that coaches experience high stress, which can lead to burnout, reduced performance, and emotional mismanagement. The present study developed and explored Mindfulness Training for Coaches (MTC), which is aimed at increasing mindfulness and emotional stability while reducing anxiety. Participants were 20 Division I coaches. The mixed-method design included trait and state measures of anxiety, mindfulness, and emotion, along with qualitative semistructured interviews. Trained coaches reported significantly less anxiety and greater emotional stability from pre- to posttraining. The state measures showed trained coaches were lower in anxiety and adverse emotions at each time point. Interviews showed six distinct positive impacts on coaches: anxiety and stress; emotions; mindfulness; coaching; athletes; and personal life. MTC is a promising intervention for coaches to reduce stress, improve well-being, and enhance coach-athlete interactions.
Afroditi Stathi, Holly Gilbert, Kenneth R. Fox, Jo Coulson, Mark Davis and Janice L. Thompson
This mixed-methods study investigated personal, interpersonal, and environmental factors salient to decisions about being active in neighborhoods of different levels of deprivation.
Twenty-five participants age 70 years and older (10 women) with diverse physical activity levels provided data on their weekly activity patterns (using accelerometry) and their perceived barriers to exercise (questionnaire). They also participated in semistructured individual interviews exploring the barriers and facilitators influencing neighborhood activity.
Functional limitations, lack of intrinsic motivation, and not having an activity companion were the highest impact barriers. Walkable access to amenities, positive physical activity perceptions, and existing habit of being active were the highest impact facilitators.
The perceived quality and accessibility of the built and natural environments influence neighborhood activity in older adults. However, this relationship might be altered through the influence of personal and interpersonal determinants such as maintenance of good health and functional ability and supportive social networks.
Jeanette M. Garcia, Alen Agaronov, John R. Sirard, Diane Whaley, David J. Rice and Arthur Weltman
Sedentary behavior (SB) increases throughout adolescence, and is associated with adverse health outcomes.
Examine psychosocial and friend influences on SB and screen time in adolescents using a mixed-methods design.
108 middle and high school students wore accelerometers to measure objective SB, completed screen time and psychosocial questionnaires, and nominated friends to complete activity questionnaires. Focus groups centered around influences on SB behavior. Regression analyses and NVivo software analyzed quantitative and qualitative data.
Screen time was associated with greater screen time enjoyment, lower self-efficacy, and friends’ screen time (r 2 = .21, P < .0001). Friends influenced whether adolescents engaged in screen time behaviors, with active friends encouraging less screen time.
Active friends influenced adolescents to engage in less SB. Interventions should place an emphasis on encouraging less screen time, and providing opportunities for adolescents and their friends to engage in activities that promote physical activity rather than SB.