Journal article

Sustained participation in community-based physical activity by adolescents with cerebral palsy: a qualitative study

Andrea Morris, Christine Imms, Claire Kerr, Brooke Adair

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose: Short-term physical activity programs may encourage adolescents with cerebral palsy to participate in physical activity but how to sustain their involvement is not well known. This qualitative study aimed to identify facilitators that successfully sustain physical activity participation by adolescents with cerebral palsy.Materials and methods: Adolescents (12-18 years) with cerebral palsy [Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I-V, without moderate-severe intellectual disability] who participated in regular physical activity were eligible, as well as one parent and an individual who facilitated their physical activity. Data were gathered using semi-structured int..

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