|Title||Physical Activity and Positive Psychological Well-Being Attributes Among U.S. Latino Older Adults|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Lee B, Howard EP|
|Journal||Journal of gerontological nursing|
|Keywords||*Exercise, *Health Status, *Quality of Life, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Female, Hispanic Americans/*psychology, Humans, Life Style, Male, Mental Health/*ethnology, Socioeconomic Factors, United States|
Lack of physical activity is particularly problematic among U.S. Latino older adults. There is substantial evidence linking physical activity and well-being. However, associations between physical activity and positive psychological well-being among this population have never been studied or measured. Physical activity was compared to five positive psychological well-being measures based on the PERMA model. Secondary data analysis was completed on a sample of 68 Latino American individuals, age 60 and older, compared to 72 non-Hispanic White older adults. Overall, physical activity was positively associated with positive psychological well-being despite race. Pain, functional limitations, and physical restrictions did not moderate the relationship between physical activity and positive psychological well-being among Latino and non-Hispanic White older adults. Further research is needed to clarify whether physical activity and psychological well-being are perceived similarly or differently within various cultures. [Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(6), 44-56.].
|Alternate Journal||J Gerontol Nurs|