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Determinants of physical activity participation following traumatic brain injury

Reavenall, Sarah; Blake, Holly

Authors

Sarah Reavenall

Holly Blake



Abstract

Aims

The objective of the study described in this article was to establish the environmental, social, or personal determinants associated with physical activity participation in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Methods

A multi-centre cross-sectional questionnaire survey using a convenience sample was used at eight community day centres for brain injured populations. The participants were 63 individuals with traumatic brain injury (51 male, 12 female). Physical activity participation was based on the proportion of participants achieving the level of physical activity recommended for health (30 mins moderate activity, most days of the week). Standardized measures were used to assess activities of daily living (Extended Activities of Daily Living Scale), self-efficacy (Self-Efficacy for Exercise Scale), social support (Social Support for Exercise Scale) and mood (General Health Questionnaire-12).
Findings

Over half the participants were not active enough for health benefit. Active participants were more independent in activities of daily living (t = -2.21, P < 0.05), had greater self-efficacy for exercise (t = -3.02, P < 0.05) and were more educated (χ2=5.61, P

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2010
Journal International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Print ISSN 1741-1645
Electronic ISSN 1759-779X
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 7
APA6 Citation Reavenall, S., & Blake, H. (2010). Determinants of physical activity participation following traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17(7), doi:10.12968/ijtr.2010.17.7.48893
DOI https://doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2010.17.7.48893
Keywords barriers; brain injury; determinants; physical activity
Publisher URL http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/ijtr.2010.17.7.48893
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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