Perceived benefits, motives and barriers to aqua-based exercise amongst older adults with osteoarthritis

Alison L. Fisken, Justin W L Keogh, Debra L. Waters, Wayne A Hing

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common agerelated chronic diseases and often presents with the primary symptoms of joint pain and stiffness.Regular exercise has been associated with improved function and decreased pain. However,
sedentary behaviour is higher for older adults with osteoarthritis and pain is the key barrier to landbased exercise. Water-based exercise (aqua
exercise) offers an environment where the joints are supported and exercise may be performed with less discomfort.
Original languageEnglish
Pages271-271
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIAGG's IXth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress, Melbourne (Australia) - Melbourne , Australia
Duration: 23 Oct 201127 Oct 2011

Conference

ConferenceIAGG's IXth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress, Melbourne (Australia)
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period23/10/1127/10/11

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Fisken, A. L., Keogh, J. W. L., Waters, D. L., & Hing, W. A. (2011). Perceived benefits, motives and barriers to aqua-based exercise amongst older adults with osteoarthritis. 271-271. Abstract from IAGG's IXth Asia/Oceania Regional Congress, Melbourne (Australia) , Melbourne , Australia.