SPAHRQ (Salutogenic Physical Activity Health Resources Questionnaire)
SND-ID: 2021-27-1. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/h8qw-ax80
Helena Ericson - Örebro University, School of Health Sciences
Örebro University - School of Health Sciences
The overall purpose of this study was to explore different physical activity initiatives for older adults and explore in what ways the initiatives can result in an upward spiral in the process of aging well. The data focuses on environmental factors and health resources to which the older adults have access to help them remain physically active throughout life.
This survey contains a questionnaire; older adults participating in ongoing organized physical activity initiatives were the sample of interest.
Data is about physical activity, health and meaningfulness as older adults describes important in ther exercise.Variables used are age, gender, physical activity, education level. city size.
Software used are IBM SPSS Statistics version 26.
Data contains personal data
Sensitive personal data
Type of personal data
Dataset contains, age, gender, type of physical activity, living, how long physically active, activity cost, booking of the activity, how contact with activity, what they are looking forward to in the activity, total physical activity in one day, SOC-13
Code key exists
Unit of analysis
Middle Aged; Aged; Aged, 80 and over
Description of study design
A cross sectional study on an old adult population. The survey had the datacollection from December 2019 until March 2020 (covid-19 outbreak).
Number of individuals/objects
Response rate/participation rate
90% / Response rate at almost 90%
- Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
- Time period(s) for data collection: 2019-12-12 – 2020-03-05
- Source of the data: Population group
School of Health Sciences
Swedish Ethical Review Authority - Ref. 2019-04818
Public health, global health, social medicine and epidemiology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Sport and fitness sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Other health sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Aged, Physical activities, Activities of daily living, Aged, 80 and over, Exercise, Middle aged, Surveys and questionnaires, Quality of life, Behavioral disciplines and activities, Health promotion, Sense of coherence, Healthy aging, Well-being (society), Well-being (health), Physical activity, Salutogenic theory, Mapping
Ericson, H., Quennerstedt, M., & Geidne, S. (2021). Physical activity as a health resource: a cross-sectional survey applying a salutogenic approach to what older adults consider meaningful in organised physical activity initiatives. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 9(1), 858-874.
Ericson, H. (2022). Physical activity as a health resource : a cross-sectional survey applying a salutogenic approach to what older adults consider meaningful in organised physical activity initiatives [Poster presentation]. Presented at the 11th Conference of Health-enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA), Nice, France, August 31-September 2, 2022.
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