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dc.contributor.authorSabapathy, Nicoleen_US
dc.contributor.authorMinahan, Clareen_US
dc.contributor.authorSabapathy, Surendranen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:25:20Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:25:20Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-25T07:02:34Z
dc.identifier.issn09638288en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/09638280902980928en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30287
dc.description.abstractPurpose.The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived benefits and barriers to exercise participation in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Method.A cross-sectional postal survey comprised of 93 adults with MS was conducted. Participants completed the Exercise Benefits and Barriers Scale (EBBS), Spinal Cord Injury Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (EXSE), Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale, Disease Steps Scale and International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Results.Forty-three percent of the participants were classified as exercising individuals (EX group) as compared with non-exercising individuals (non-EX group). Participants in the EX group reported significantly higher scores on the EBBS and EXSE. Items related to physical performance and personal accomplishment were cited as the greatest perceived benefits to exercise participation and those items related to physical exertion as the greatest perceived barriers to both the EX and non-EX groups. Conclusion.When compared with previous studies conducted in the general population, the participants in the present study reported different perceived barriers to exercise participation. Furthermore, awareness of the benefits of physical activity is not sufficient to promote exercise participation in persons with MS. Perceived exercise self-efficacy is shown to play an important role in promoting exercise participation in persons with MS.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2216en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2222en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue26en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDisability and Rehabilitationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31en_US
dc.rights.retentionNen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth Promotionen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111712en_US
dc.titleThe perceived benefits and barriers to exercise participation in persons with multiple sclerosisen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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