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A systematic review of perceived barriers and motivators to physical activity after stroke.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22974010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physical fitness is impaired after stroke, may contribute to disability, yet is amenable to improvement through regular physical activity. To facilitate uptake and maintenance of physical activity, it is essential to understand stroke survivors' perceived barriers and motivators. Therefore, we undertook a systematic review of perceived barriers and motivators to physical activity after stroke.
METHODS: Electronic searches of EMBASE, Medline, CINAHL, and PsychInfo were performed. We included peer-reviewed journal articles, in English, between 1 January 1966 and 30 August 2010 reporting stroke survivors' perceived barriers and motivators to physical activity.
RESULTS: Searches identified 73,807 citations of which 57 full articles were retrieved. Six articles were included, providing data on 174 stroke survivors (range 10 to 83 per article). Two reported barriers and motivators, two reported only motivators, and two reported only barriers. Five were qualitative articles and one was quantitative. The most commonly reported barriers were lack of motivation, environmental factors (e.g. transport), health concerns, and stroke impairments. The most commonly reported motivators were social support and the need to be able to perform daily tasks.
CONCLUSION: This review has furthered our understanding of the perceived barriers and motivators to physical activity after a stroke. This review will enable the development of tailored interventions to target barriers, while building upon perceived motivators to increase and maintain stroke survivors' physical activity.
Sarah Nicholson; Falko F Sniehotta; Frederike van Wijck; Carolyn A Greig; Marie Johnston; Marion E T McMurdo; Martin Dennis; Gillian E Mead
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2012-09-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1747-4949     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Stroke     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-20     Completed Date:  2014-01-23     Revised Date:  2014-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101274068     Medline TA:  Int J Stroke     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors. International Journal of Stroke © 2012 World Stroke Organization.
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MeSH Terms
Databases, Factual / statistics & numerical data
Motivation / physiology*
Physical Fitness*
Stroke / psychology*,  rehabilitation*
Grant Support
G0900686//Medical Research Council; MR/K00414X/1//Medical Research Council

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