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Table 3 Participant’s Perceived Physical Activity Barriers to Exercise

From: Potential value of home square-stepping exercises for inactive older adults: an exploratory case study

  Median 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Past negative experience 1 1 8 1 1 1 1 1 8 1 2
Lack of time 1 1 1 1 1 7 1 1 6 10 2
Not a priority 6 1 7 1 1 2 1 8 9 10 7
Costs 1 1 1 1 1 8 1 1 5 10 2
Lack of energy 5 1 8 1 5 2 3 4 8 5 6
Lack of knowledge 3 1 3 1 7 2 1 1 9 5 6
Lack of motivation 6 3 8 6 1 9 9 10 5 5 6
Lack of skills 4 2 3 1 3 4 3 6 5 10 6
Uncomfortable in a fitness facility 3 1 10 1 1 2 1 8 9 10 4
Fear of injury 2 1 7 1 1 2 1 1 6 10 3
Fear of an existing condition worse 4 1 6 1 1 5 1 4 6 1 3
How I see my body 3 1 2 7 4 2 3 10 8 1 3
Failure to reach goals in past attempts 2 1 9 1 2 2 2 1 4 1 6
Know that I cannot achieve my goals 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 6 3 1 2
Lack of access to opportunities 2 1 10 1 6 2 1 10 3 1 2
Keep talking myself out of it 2 2 5 1 1 8 8 10 2 1 5
Lack of safe places 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 2
Lack of childcare 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Lack of partner 1 1 1 7 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
Lack of suitable programs 2 1 10 1 2 9 1 10 7 1 5
Lack of support from others 1 1 1 4 2 9 1 1 6 1 2
Lack of transportation 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
Hard to keep intensity required 1 1 10 1 10 1 3 1 2 1 5
Peer pressure 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 2
Other 1 1 1 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
TOTAL (___/250) 81 29 118 50 58 86 53 100 121 111 88