The effects of light volleyball intervention programme in improving selected physical and psychological attributes of older adults in Hong Kong

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Title translated into German:Die Wirkung eines Interventionsprogramms mit leichtem Volleyball bei der Verbesserung von ausgewählten physischen und psychologischen Merkmalen von älteren Erwachsenen in Hongkong
Author:Leung, Ka-Man; Chung, Pak-Kwong; Hagger, Martin S.
Published in:International journal of sport and exercise psychology
Published:18 (2020), 1, S. 1-12, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Electronic resource (online) Print resource
Language:English
ISSN:1612-197X, 1557-251X
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Identification number:PU202008006400
Source:BISp

Author's abstract

Previous research has demonstrated improvements in health outcomes through participation in light volleyball (LVB) among older adults in China (He, 2009). This study examined the effects of a 15-week LVB intervention programme on physical and psychological attributes among older adults in Hong Kong. Participants (N = 78) aged ≥60 years were assigned to one of the three groups: intervention (LVB), comparison [rouliqiu (RLQ)], and control groups (CGs). Participants completed functional fitness measures and physical activity enjoyment questionnaire before and after the intervention. Results revealed significant improvements in agility, cardiovascular endurance, upper and lower extremity muscle strength, and physical activity enjoyment among participants in the LVB group compared to the CG group. Participants in the LVB group also demonstrated greater cardiovascular endurance, upper extremity muscle strength, and physical activity enjoyment than participants in the RLQ group. Health practitioners may consider LVB as an adapted physical activity intervention to promote health outcomes in older adults.