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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Participants required for interview study on physical activity

7 April 2015

Are you 65 years of age or older? Do you live in one of the following areas of Manchester: Ancoats, Ardwick, Bradford, Cheetham, Clayton, Fallowfield, Gorton, Harpurhey, Hulme, Longsight, Miles Platting, Newton Heath, Moss Side or Rusholme

Or do you deliver physical activity to adults 65 years and older in one of the above areas of Manchester, whether as an exercise professional, a volunteer leader, or the manager of a community-based leisure facility.

Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald, a researcher at The University of Manchester, would like to invite you to take part in an interview study to find out your views on older adults and physical activity.  This would involve a one-off interview which would last 60-90 minutes, at a date and time of your choice.  The interview can take place on campus, in your own home, or another suitable location of your choosing.  If you come to campus, agreed travel expenses will be paid.

As part of this study Angela wants to find out whether or not you are physically active and the reasons behind this. Do you enjoy physical activity? Or do you think physical activity is not for you?  Do you do it even if you don’t enjoy it?  Would you like to be more physically active but find that things get in the way? 

Angela also wants to find out the views of providers of physical activities for older adults in order to get a fuller understanding of the issues involved.  What are your experiences of older adults engaging in physical activity?  What is the demand for physical activity from older adults in your area?  What do you think would help older adults be more physically active in your area?

The aims of the study are to increase our understanding of what older adults value and enjoy in relation to physical activity, in order to inform the development of an acceptable physical activity intervention.

If you would like to take part in the project, or you have any questions, please telephone or email Angela using the contact details below and she will send you some extra information.

Mrs Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald

Tel: 07583 122377 (office mobile) or 0161 275 2593

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