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Barriers to Physical Activity in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Western Australian Study


Roberton, T and Bucks, RS and Skinner, TC and Allison, GT and Dunlop, SA, Barriers to Physical Activity in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: A Western Australian Study, Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling, 17, (2) pp. 74-88. ISSN 1323-8922 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Cambridge University Press 2011

DOI: doi:10.1375/jrc.17.2.74


This study examined barriers to physical activity reported individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and the degree to which these barriers differed across varying degrees of independence. Participants were 65 individuals recruited from the Western Australian Spinal Cord Injury database. Data on physical activity participation and perceived barriers to physical activity participation were collected using a cross-sectional survey and analysed using independent samples t-tests. We found that, regardless of level of ambulation or ability to transfer, few participants reported being physically active. While there were no significant differences in the amount of barriers reported by individuals with different levels of independence, the type of barriers reported varied across groups.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:spinal cord injury, barriers, exercise, physical activity
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and health
UTAS Author:Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)
ID Code:119233
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2017-07-28
Last Modified:2017-09-19

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