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  1. Talley, Kristine M. C. PhD, RN, GNP-BC
  2. Cheung, Corjena PhD, RN
  3. Mathiason, Michelle A. MS
  4. Schorr, Erica PhD, RN
  5. McMahon, Siobhan PhD, MPH, GNP
  6. Wyman, Jean F. PhD, RN, GNP, FAAN


Background: Lifestyle wellness programs help prevent and manage chronic diseases, yet few are designed for aging adults.


Purpose: Identify characteristics associated with aging adults' preferences for wellness program activities and delivery characteristics.


Subjects/Methods: Cross-sectional, self-administered survey of a convenience sample of 386 adults aged 55 years and older. Logistic regression models identified characteristics influencing preferences.


Results: Current healthy behaviors, gender, and age influenced many preferences, while body mass index, multiple chronic conditions, self-rated general health status, and quality of life did not.


Discussion: Incorporating aging adults' preferences for wellness programs will help design appealing and engaging programs.