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Exercising with multiple sclerosis: insights into meaning and motivation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19799098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the meaning of exercise in the lives of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) and describe the motivational basis that contributed to their exercise involvement. Twelve adults with MS (10 females, 2 males) between the ages of 32 and 56 years were interviewed. Analysis of transcribed interviews used an inductive approach. Three major themes emerged from thematic analysis of the qualitative data: exercising to maintain function and health, enhanced exercise self-efficacy, and feelings of hope and optimism. Findings were interpreted within the conceptual framework of self-efficacy and a disability-only social context.
Susan Kasser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Adapted physical activity quarterly : APAQ     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0736-5829     ISO Abbreviation:  Adapt Phys Activ Q     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-05     Completed Date:  2009-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701671     Medline TA:  Adapt Phys Activ Q     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Vermont, Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, Burlington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cognitive Therapy
Disabled Persons
Exercise / psychology*
Exercise Therapy*
Health Status
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / psychology,  therapy*
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Qualitative Research

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