SPAHRQ (Salutogenic Physical Activity Health Resources Questionnaire)

SND-ID: 2021-27-1. Version: 1. DOI:


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Helena Ericson - Örebro University, School of Health Sciences orcid

Research principal

Örebro University - School of Health Sciences rorId


Data contains a survey studying different physical activity initiatives that older adult men and women (aged 60 and above) participate in with the goal of staying healthy.
The overall purpose of this study was to explore different physical activity initiatives for older adults and explore in what ways the initiatives can result in an upward spiral in the process of aging well. The data focuses on environmental factors and health resources to which the older adults have access to help them remain physically active throughout life.
This survey contains a questionnaire; older adults participating in ongoing organized physical activity initiatives were the sample of interest.

Data is about physical activity, health and meaningfulness as older adults describes important in ther exercise.Variables used are age, gender, physical activity, education level. city size.
Software used are IBM SPSS Statistics version 26.

Data contains personal data


Sensitive personal data


Type of personal data

Dataset contains, age, gender, type of physical activity, living, how long physically active, activity cost, booking of the activity, how contact with activity, what they are looking forward to in the activity, total physical activity in one day, SOC-13

Code key exists



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Middle Aged; Aged; Aged, 80 and over

Time Method

Study design

Cross-sectional study

Description of study design

A cross sectional study on an old adult population. The survey had the datacollection from December 2019 until March 2020 (covid-19 outbreak).

Sampling procedure

A procedure with sampling on regular physical activity initiatives including exercise for old adults.



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Response rate at almost 90%

Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2019-12-12 – 2020-03-05
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Örebro County

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

School of Health Sciences

Ethics Review

Swedish Ethical Review Authority - Ref. 2019-04818


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Ericson, H., Quennerstedt, M., & Geidne, S. (2021). Physical activity as a health resource: a cross-sectional survey applying a salutogenic approach to what older adults consider meaningful in organised physical activity initiatives. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 9(1), 858-874.

Ericson, H. (2022). Physical activity as a health resource : a cross-sectional survey applying a salutogenic approach to what older adults consider meaningful in organised physical activity initiatives [Poster presentation]. Presented at the 11th Conference of Health-enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA), Nice, France, August 31-September 2, 2022.
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103024

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Published: 2023-08-30