A NEW survey has been launched by the Institute of Public Health to develop a greater understanding of the knowledge, practice and decision making among health professionals in relation to physical activity promotion with older adults on the island of Ireland.
We know that being physically active is one of the most important first steps that people of all ages can take to improve their health and wellbeing, and that physical inactivity is recognised as one of the leading risk factors for poor health. However, we need to understand to a much greater level how best to support more older people to be physically active and what help and support health professionals who work with them may need as well.
GALOP Research Project
The GALOP (Generating Active Lives in Older People) research project is part of a programme of research being conducted by the Institute of Public Health. It aims to develop our understanding of the role of physical activity in older adults health and wellbeing and current practice of physical activity promotion in the health sector in Ireland, North and South.
Who is this survey for?
The survey is for practising health professionals (General Practitioners, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists) on the island of Ireland and includes questions on knowledge, practice and decision making in relation to physical activity promotion with older adults as part of routine care.
Who is involved in this study?
This survey is part of a research programme by the Institute of Public Health that has been developed by an advisory group convened by the Institute.
This group has representation from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland (AOTI), Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), Institute of Community Nursing (ICHN), and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Take the survey
About the Institute of Public Health
The primary role of the Institute is to inform public policy to support healthier populations in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The survey closes on 30th September.