Development of physical activity model of the elderly

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Manika Sanghirun
Pongsacha Butnark
Kananit Sanghirun
Thitipong Sooksai


The purpose of this research was to develop a physical activity model. Research instruments included a questionnaire and focus group. Analytical statistics used was Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient at a significant level of .05.Descriptive statistics used included frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation of factors relating to physical activities of the elderly and content analysis of a physical activity model of the elderly in Lat Ya subdistrict municipality Kanchanaburi province. When socio-demographic data factors were analyzed for correlation with physical activities and sedentary behavior of the elderly, the findings revealed that:          

  1. Sex and age were negatively correlated with sedentary behavior while income was positively correlated with sedentary behavior.

  2. Status and health condition were positively correlated with recreational activities while health condition was positively correlated with highly intense work activity.

  3. Enabling factors (free time, equipment, and facilities) were negatively correlated with recreational activities and had a negative correlation with highly intense work activity.

            The results that were divided into two aspects: 1) Propriety standard with community characteristics, and 2) Feasibility standard for implementation. It was found that the most suitable is with the average level of 88.80 and standard deviation of 0.95 indicating that a physical activity model of the elderly in Lat Ya subdistrict municipality, Kanchanaburi province, with the developed participatory process, is appropriate and can be practically applied to the elderly.

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Sanghirun, M. ., Butnark, P. ., Sanghirun, K. ., & Sooksai, T. (2024). Development of physical activity model of the elderly. Interdisciplinary Research Review, 19(2). Retrieved from
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