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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(2), 284;

Study on Lifestyle Evaluation Systems for the Health of Chinese Elderly

Department of Physical Education, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, Jiangsu, China
Received: 21 December 2018 / Revised: 11 January 2019 / Accepted: 16 January 2019 / Published: 21 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Collection Aging and Public Health)
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Background/Objective: China is now faced with a serious population aging challenge, and the health of the Chinese elderly is becoming an imminent concern. Consequently, it is critical to establish a lifestyle evaluation system for promoting the health of the Chinese elderly. Methods: Interviews with experts and questionnaire surveys were conducted. Factor analysis, analytic hierarchy process, and statistical analyses were also adopted in this study. Results: Besides evaluation metrics and standards, a two-level category system including 50 indices and associated weights from three level 1 categories (physical and mental health and social wellbeing) and thirteen level 2 categories were obtained. Discussion and Conclusions: Based on the confirmatory factor analysis and Cronbach’s test, such an evaluation system excels in effectiveness and reliability, and is ready to be popularized in Chinese society. We expect that the Chinese elderly will benefit from our system and that it will lead to a healthy lifestyle accordingly. View Full-Text
Keywords: Chinese elderly; lifestyle; evaluation system Chinese elderly; lifestyle; evaluation system
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