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Motivators, Facilitators, and Barriers to Physical Activity in Older Adults: A Qualitative Study

Miller, Wendy PhD, RN, CCRN; Brown, Patrick R. BSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000218

In this descriptive, qualitative research study, the researchers used semistructured interviews with older adults who engaged in regular physical activity to identify common motivators, facilitators, and barriers to participating in regular exercise. The authors used these interviews to identify major themes and discuss implications for population health.

Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis (Dr Miller); and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia (Mr Brown).

Correspondence: Patrick R. Brown, BSN, RN, 1841 Columbia Rd NW Apt 504, Washington, DC 20009 (

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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