Aging Adults' Preferences for Wellness Program Activities and Delivery Characteristics: A Cross-Sectional Survey

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Background: Lifestyle wellness programs help prevent and manage chronic diseases, yet few are designed for aging adults. Purpose: Identify characteristics associated with aging adults' preferences for wellness program activities and delivery characteristics. Subjects/Methods: Cross-sectional, self-administered survey of a convenience sample of 386 adults aged 55 years and older. Logistic regression models identified characteristics influencing preferences. Results: Current healthy behaviors, gender, and age influenced many preferences, while body mass index, multiple chronic conditions, self-rated general health status, and quality of life did not. Discussion: Incorporating aging adults' preferences for wellness programs will help design appealing and engaging programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-299
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019



  • chronic diseases
  • healthy behaviors
  • older adults
  • wellness programs

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