Aging and physical disability: on integrating group and individual counseling with the promotion of physical activity

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2002 Oct;30(4):166-70. doi: 10.1097/00003677-200210000-00005.


This review examines selected conceptual models on physical disability that have been commonly employed in the study of chronic disease and aging, and suggests including self-efficacy beliefs and physical symptoms into the main pathway of the disablement process. The resulting model of disability has direct implications for integrating group and individual counseling into exercise prescription.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living / psychology
  • Aged
  • Aging / physiology
  • Aging / psychology*
  • Counseling*
  • Disabled Persons / psychology*
  • Disabled Persons / rehabilitation
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Exercise Tolerance / physiology
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Physical Fitness / physiology
  • Physical Fitness / psychology*