The purpose of this descriptive study was to survey the knowledge and attitudes of the elderly towards exercise. The researcher hypothesized that when black and white elderly men and women were surveyed about exercise and the results were compared, there would be no significant difference at the .05 level. A researcher-designed tool, "Exercise: Knowledge and Attitudes Questionnaire," was used in data collection. Twenty-one elderly subjects were surveyed. Of these, 10 were white while 11 were black. The sample included 8 men and 13 women. The test results were analyzed using the ANOVA test. There was not a difference at the .05 level of significance; therefore, the researcher failed to reject the null hypotheses.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Mary Patricia Curtis
Carlson, Susan R., "A Survey of the Knowledge and Attitudes of the Elderly Towards Exercise" (1984). MSN Research Projects. 240.