Learning Objective 1: identify motivating factors influencing adherence to aquatic exercise.
Learning Objective 2: gain insight into strategies which might encourage and promote health for women with osteoarthritis of varying cultural backgrounds.
Methods: Baseline data had been collected using a structured interview 6 months after participants completed the aquatic exercise educational program. This second follow-up data collection included 133 participants from the original baseline study and was done 5 years after the original baseline study.This cross-sectional study compared two groups of Korean women with osteoarthritis. Korean women with osteoarthritis who exercised consistently for 6 months (adherence group, n=21) or more were compared with women who did not (non-adherence group, n=52) in order to identify factors influencing adherence to exercise. Data was analyzed using SPSS 16.
Results: Among the subjects who participated in the survey, 28.8% were reported as an exercise adherence group and 71.2% were categorized as a non-adherence group.After six years, the adherence group had significantly higher scores in self-efficacy (p
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