Participants' Attitudes, Opinions, and Beliefs of a Physical Activity Program in West Virginia
The qualitative study reported here assessed participants' attitudes, opinions, and beliefs concerning the West Virginia University Extension Service Active for Life Program (AfLP). Three focus groups were conducted to elicit participants' perceptions of the AfLP. Key themes identified by 19 participants included motivating factors, inhibiting factors, and change recommendations. With the qualitative evaluation, we verified the positive influence of the AfLP on community-dwelling adults in West Virginia. Our findings were consistent with those of other studies on community-based exercise programs. Other Extension Services may use this information to adopt the AfLP and increase access to physical activity programs for older adults.
Erickson, M., Hodgkiss, K., Key, J., & Brown, G. (2010). Participants' Attitudes, Opinions, and Beliefs of a Physical Activity Program in West Virginia. The Journal of Extension, 48(3), Article 18. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss3/18