Older adults’ activity destinations before and during COVID-19 restrictions : From a variety of activities to mostly physical exercise close to home
Portegijs, E., Keskinen, K. E., Tuomola, E.-M., Hinrichs, T., Saajanaho, M., & Rantanen, T. (2021). Older adults’ activity destinations before and during COVID-19 restrictions : From a variety of activities to mostly physical exercise close to home. Health and Place, 68, Article 102533. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102533
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The aim was to study various types of older adult's activity destinations (counts, frequency of visitation, and distance from home) in the pre-COVID-19 era, and to study prospectively how COVID-19-related regulations limiting mobility affected these. Using a map-based questionnaire, 75-85-year-old participants reported activity destinations, that is, any destinations for physical exercise, destinations facilitating one's outdoor mobility, and destinations for other activities, which they had visited several times during the past month. At baseline, a variety of activity destinations was reported, but during COVID-19, destinations reported markedly declined in number, they were reported predominantly for physical exercise, and they were located closer to home.
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Related funder(s)Ministry of Education and Culture; Academy of Finland; European Commission
Funding program(s)Others; Academy Project, AoF
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Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture [to EP]; and the European Research Council [Grant No. 693045; Advanced Grant to TR]. The writing of the manuscript was supported by the Foundation for Municipal Development [to KK]; the Finnish Cultural Foundation [to KK]; the Academy of Finland [Grant No. 310526 to TR; and Grant No. 323541 for contribution of MS]. The funders had no role in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit article for publication. The content of this article does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the article lies entirely with the author(s). ...
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