Mobility and Ageing: An NDA Research Programme
A decline in health is often a major worry as people grow older. People fear not being able to look after themselves and being a burden on others. Often a cause of this dependence is a decline in mobility. This study aimed to examine mobility patterns in successfully ageing adults and to assess the relationship between mobility, health and lifestyle by examining the predictors and consequences of mobility with a view to determining interventions that could have an impact on maintenance of mobility so that future generations can be informed of these interventions and encouraged to implement them. The study also aimed to examine the utility and acceptability of mobility tracking technologies as healthcare interventions.
- Northumbria University: Department of Psychology
- Newcastle University: Institute for Ageing and Health
- NDA Programme meeting held in London: 19th and 20th October 2010
- Paper 'Exploring patterns of daily physical and sedentary behaviour in community dwelling older adults' accepted by Age & Ageing