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Table 2 Objectives of the PA programmes for elderly people

From: Evaluation of physical activity programmes for the elderly - exploring the lessons from other sectors and examining the general characteristics of the programmes

  % n
To promote health 95.2 119
To prevent disease 18.4 23
To improve physical function 28.8 36
To create socialization opportunities 25.6 32
To promote social recognition 9.6 12
To improve self-esteem/self-confidence 11.2 24
To promote leisure occupation 15.2 19
To promote physical activity 16.8 21