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The Perception of Physical Activity in Ambulatory Persons With Late Effects of Polio: A Qualitative Study.

Winberg, Cecilia LU ; Carlsson, Gunilla LU ; Brogårdh, Christina LU and Lexell, Jan LU (2016) In Journal of Aging and Physical Activity p.1-26
Abstract
Maintaining regular physical activity (PA) can be challenging for persons with late effects of polio. This qualitative study of ambulatory persons with late effects of polio explored their perceptions of PA, and facilitators of and barriers to PA. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 15 persons and analyzed with content analysis using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as framework. The participants described positive perceptions of PA and its health benefits. PA was used to prevent further decline in functioning, and the type and frequency of activities had changed over time. Past experiences and personal characteristics impacted on PA. Support from close relatives, knowledgeable health... (More)
Maintaining regular physical activity (PA) can be challenging for persons with late effects of polio. This qualitative study of ambulatory persons with late effects of polio explored their perceptions of PA, and facilitators of and barriers to PA. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 15 persons and analyzed with content analysis using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as framework. The participants described positive perceptions of PA and its health benefits. PA was used to prevent further decline in functioning, and the type and frequency of activities had changed over time. Past experiences and personal characteristics impacted on PA. Support from close relatives, knowledgeable health care professionals, mobility devices and accessible environments facilitated PA, whereas impairments, inaccessible environments and cold weather were the main barriers. To perform PA regularly, persons with late effects of polio may benefit from individualized advice based on their disability, personal and environmental factors. (Less)
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exercise, Rehabilitation, qualitative interview study, Postpoliomyelitis syndrome
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  author       = {Winberg, Cecilia and Carlsson, Gunilla and Brogårdh, Christina and Lexell, Jan},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Journal of Aging and Physical Activity},
  title        = {The Perception of Physical Activity in Ambulatory Persons With Late Effects of Polio: A Qualitative Study.},
  year         = {2016},
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