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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGEING   FALL 2014 , Volume 9 , Number 3; Page(s) 179 To 188.
 
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Older Adults’ Leisure Time And Physical Activity With Emphesis On Sport Equipments Provided By The Tehran Municipality In 2010

 
 
Author(s):  Chamanpira Mahboobeh*, Farahani Abolfazl, Jalali Farahani Majid
 
* DEHKADEH OLYMPIC BLVD., SHAHID HEMMAT HIGHWAY, ALLAMEH TABATABA`I UNIVERSITY, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Objectives: We aimed to describe the older adults’ leisure time in Tehran with an emphasis on their physical activity and their satisfaction with outdoor sport facilities provided in the parks by the Tehran municipality.Methods & Materials: In this descriptive study, Tehran was divided into 5 geographical districts. Through cluster sampling method, 366 individuals were randomly selected out of 701300 people as Tehran’s elderly population. Data were collected by a researcher made questionnaire. Its validity and reliability had been previously evaluated (Cronbach’s alpha=0.80). Pearson’s r correlations were conducted in order to determine whether significant correlations exist between the variables. All statistical analyses were done using SPSS software, version 13.Results: About 74% of the elderly exercised, mostly in the form of walking. Moreover, 59.7% were moderatly satisfied with the quality of their leisure time. 48.2% of the participants did not use sports equipments in the parks and 41.7% thought that body-building equipments in the parks were highly or absolutely appropriate for the elderly. There was a significant correlation between age and duration of leisure time (P<0.01). Whereas, the correlation between age and satisfaction with facilities was not significant (P?0.05). There was also a significant correlation between gender and the degree of satisfaction.Conclusion: Most elderly were moderately satisfied with their liesure time, and doing physical activity had a significant role in this regard. The existance of appropriate sports equipments in the parks encourages them to practice physical activities. As a result, the extension and development of these facilities are recommended.
 
Keyword(s): LEISURE TIME, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORT EQUIPMENTS, ELDERLY, MUNICIPALITY
 
 
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CHAMANPIRA, M., & FARAHANI, A., & JALALI FARAHANI, M. (2014). OLDER ADULTS’ LEISURE TIME AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WITH EMPHESIS ON SPORT EQUIPMENTS PROVIDED BY THE TEHRAN MUNICIPALITY IN 2010. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGEING, 9(3), 179-188. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=464327



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CHAMANPIRA MAHBOOBEH, FARAHANI ABOLFAZL, JALALI FARAHANI MAJID. OLDER ADULTS’ LEISURE TIME AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WITH EMPHESIS ON SPORT EQUIPMENTS PROVIDED BY THE TEHRAN MUNICIPALITY IN 2010. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGEING. 2014 [cited 2022August15];9(3):179-188. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=464327



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CHAMANPIRA, M., FARAHANI, A., JALALI FARAHANI, M., 2014. OLDER ADULTS’ LEISURE TIME AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WITH EMPHESIS ON SPORT EQUIPMENTS PROVIDED BY THE TEHRAN MUNICIPALITY IN 2010. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF AGEING, [online] 9(3), pp.179-188. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=464327.



 
 
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