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Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 6 - 2021
Physical Activity Level, Motivators and Barriers among Elderly above 60 Years Old who Attend Primary Health Care Centres in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, 2019
Majed N Al-Osaimi1, Shifaa M Al Zaher2, Hani S Al-Mugti3*, Bander K Al-Amari3, Malik S Almuqati4, Salh F Alanazi5, Wid W Bajunaid6, Waleed O Algregri7 and Ahmed S Alghamdi3
1Primary Health Care Department, King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Science, Central Region, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2General Directorate of Health Affairs in the Eastern Region, Ministry of Health, Qatif, Saudi Arabia
3Primary Health Care Department, King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Science, Western Region, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4Laboratory Department, Genetic Lab, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5Patient Affairs Department, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
6Laboratory Department, Immunology, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
7Laboratory Department, Purchase Department, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Hani S Al-Mugti, Primary Health Care Department, King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre, King Saud bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Science, Western Region, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: September 13, 2021; Published: September 28, 2021


Background: An older individual usually suffer from chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disorders in addition to impairment or decline in physical activity but there is evidence that elderly individuals with regular physical activity can maintain healthy functioning longer than the inactive ones.

Objective of the Study: To assess the physical activity level in the aged people, in addition to their opinions about the motivators and barriers against physical activity as a lifestyle practice.

Subjects and Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study that conducted in primary health care centers under the ministry of health at Qatif city, Saudi Arabia with a sample size of 250 participants. The data were collected by using a validated questionnaire named physical activity scale for the elderly (PASE tool). Standard general statistical methods applied using computer (SPSS) for data coding and analysis.

Results: The mean score of PASE among elderly in Qatif PHC was 91 ± 6.12. No statistical significant difference in scores based on gender variation. However, knowledge about benefit of exercise and poor health were the most motivators and barrier factors respectively.

Conclusion: PASE is an important instrument for clinicians for determine health status of elderly and for prevention protective strategies and planning, which is lower in our results in comparison with other studies.

Keywords: Aged; Exercise; Physical Activity Scale; Primary Health Care; Saudi Arabia


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Citation: Hani S Al-Mugti., et al. “Physical Activity Level, Motivators and Barriers among Elderly above 60 Years Old who Attend Primary Health Care Centres in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, 2019”. EC Endocrinology and Metabolic Research 6.6 (2021): 42-49.

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