People with non-specific chronic low back pain who have participated in exercise programs have preferences about exercise: a qualitative study
Susan C Slade, Elizabeth Molloy, Jennifer L Keating
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY | AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOC | Published : 2009
QUESTION: What factors do participants in exercise programs for chronic low back pain perceive to be important for engagement and participation? DESIGN: Qualitative study of three focus groups. PARTICIPANTS: 18 adults with chronic low back pain who had participated in exercise programs for chronic low back pain. RESULTS: All focus group results concurred and two significant themes emerged from the focus group data. The first was that the experience of exercise informed participant preferences with respect to exercise environment and type of exercise. Participants described a range of positive and negative experiences, a desire to master exercise techniques, and a preference for exercise that..View full abstract
National Health and Medical Research Council PhD (Biomedical) Scholarship funding assisted this research.