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dc.contributor.authorMcEwan, Garyen
dc.contributor.authorBuchan, Duncanen
dc.contributor.authorCowan, Darylen
dc.contributor.authorArthur, Rosieen
dc.contributor.authorSanderson, Marken
dc.contributor.authorMacrae, Eilidhen
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-04T08:45:10Z
dc.date.available2022-05-04T08:45:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-11
dc.identifier.citationMcEwan, G., Buchan, D., Cowan, D., Arthur, R., Sanderson, M. and Macrae, E. (2019) 'Recruiting older men to walking football: A pilot feasibility study', EXPLORE, 15(3), pp. 206-214.en
dc.identifier.issn1550-8307en
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2018.12.001
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/12161
dc.descriptionItem previously deposited in UWS repository at: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/publications/recruiting-older-men-to-walking-football-a-pilot-feasibility-studen
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dc.descriptionRosie Arthur - ORCID: 0000-0003-0651-4056 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0651-4056
dc.description.abstractContext Walking football (soccer) has recently emerged as a physical activity option targeted at older males to enhance health and wellbeing. Design This pilot study aimed to examine the feasibility of recruiting and retaining males aged 50 years and over to an 8-week walking football programme in a professional football club. Intervention Participants were recruited via social media and assigned to an intervention group or a wait-list control group. The intervention group engaged in 1 h of walking football a week led by a community coach from the professional football club, followed by an optional social session in the club facility. Physiological and psychological outcome measures were obtained onsite at the football club facility (aiding compliance and retention) at baseline and following 8-weeks, from both groups. Semi-structured interviews were conducted after the 8-week programme and 1 year later, to explore motivations for engagement and the social impact. Results The opportunity to engage in football and the link to a professional football club were key attractions. All participants recruited were overweight, sedentary, exhibited blood pressures outside normal ranges, and all but two were hypertensive. Adherence to the programme was 90% over 8 weeks, and of the participants who were contacted after one year, all (n = 6) had maintained engagement in walking football. Walking football is therefore a feasible, cost-effective method of recruiting and retaining males aged 50 years and over to a physical activity programme, though attrition is to be expected.en
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.explore.2018.12.001en
dc.format.extent206-214en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.ispartofEXPLOREen
dc.subjectHealthy Ageingen
dc.subjectInterventionen
dc.subjectMaleen
dc.subjectPhysical Activityen
dc.subjectSocceren
dc.titleRecruiting older men to walking football: A pilot feasibility studyen
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.description.volume15en
dc.description.ispublishedpub
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.publicationdate2018-12-11
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qmu.authorArthur, Rosieen
qmu.authorMcEwan, Gary
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dc.description.number3en
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