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Correlates of exercise maintenance among people with mobility impairments.
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PMID:  10070599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This paper describes correlates of exercise maintenance in a sample of adults with mobility impairments. Understanding processes that promote exercise is important if one is to increase access to exercise for people with disabilities. METHOD: A model of variables predicting 6-month maintenance of regular exercise was examined, using data from a self-administered questionnaire given to a community sample of 113 adults with long-term mobility impairments. Descriptive analyses and logistic regression were used. RESULTS: Logistic regression showed that people with lower motivational barriers and higher exercise self-efficacy had a higher probability of exercise maintenance. Demographic characteristics and disability-related and environmental barriers did not differentiate between those who did and did not continue to exercise. CONCLUSIONS: Long-term sustained exercise by people with mobility impairments might be promoted by efforts to increase motivation to exercise: involve health professionals as one source of support and expand opportunity by increasing access to appropriate sites and programming.
S Kinne; D L Patrick; E J Maher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disability and rehabilitation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0963-8288     ISO Abbreviation:  Disabil Rehabil     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-27     Completed Date:  1999-05-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207179     Medline TA:  Disabil Rehabil     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Disability Policy and Research, University of Washington, Seattle 98103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Attitude to Health
Chi-Square Distribution
Disabled Persons / psychology*,  rehabilitation
Exercise / psychology*
Health Promotion
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Movement Disorders / psychology*,  rehabilitation
Self Efficacy
Grant Support
U48/CCU 009654-03//PHS HHS

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