Promoting Exercise and Behavior Change in Older Adults

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Promoting Exercise and Behavior Change in Older Adults

SKU# 9780826115027

Interventions with the Transtheoretical Model

Editors: Patricia Burbank DNSc, RN Deborah Riebe PhD


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Exercise in later life is important for health and well-being, yet motivating older adults to exercise can be difficult. This book addresses that need by tailoring "The Transtheoretical Model" of behavior change to the client's level of readiness for change. The contributors show how TTM can be used to help older adults with varying needs and abilities to change their exercise behaviors.

This book is essential for health care professionals including nurses, exercise specialists, occupational therapists, social workers, and others interested in helping older adults incorporate exercise into their daily lives.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 26, 2001
  • Page Count 336
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826115027
  • EISBN 9780826197221

About The Author(s) 


Patricia M. Burbank, DNSc, RN, is a professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island and faculty member in the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center. Currently, she directs the Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist concentration. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and her masters and doctoral degrees from Boston University. Her clinical background has been in the area of community health nursing and gerontology. Research and publications have been in the areas of meaning in life among older adults, including collaborative crosscultural research in Korea, and health behavior change of older adults. She is currently a member of the interdisciplinary research team of the SENIOR project, an NIH-funded study examining exercise and nutrition behavior change among diverse group of older adults using the Transtheoretical Model.

Table of Contents 

  1. Setting the Stage for Older Active Adults, Deborah Riebe, Patricia M. Burbank, Carol Ewing Garber
  2. The Challenges of Exercise in Older Adults, Carol Ewing Garber, Bryan J. Blissmer
  3. Overview of the Transtheoretical Model, Gary J. Burkholder, Claudio R. Nigg
  4. Application of the Transtheoretical Model to Several Problem Behaviors, Gary J. Burkholder, Kerry A. Evers
  5. The Transtheoretical Model: Research Review of Exercise Behavior and Older Adults, Claudio R. Nigg, Deborah Riebe
  6. Applying the Transtheoretical Model: Tailoring Interventions to Stages of Change, Patricia J. Jordan, Claudio R. Nigg
  7. Applying the Transtheoreticl Model: Challenges with Older Adults Across the Health / Illness Continuum Patricia M. Burbank, Cynthia A. Padula, Mark A. Hirsch
  8. Applying the Transtheoretical Model: Challenges with Older Adults from Diverse Ethnic and Socioeconomic Backgrounds, Sandra D. Saunders, Carol Ewing Garber, Diane Martins
  9. Applying the Transtheoreticl Model: Behavior Change Among Family Caregivers and Nursing Care Staff
  10. Future Directions and Resources, Patricia M. Burbank, Deborah Riebe

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