Journal article

Exercise preferences are different after stroke.

Geraldine Banks, Julie Bernhardt, Leonid Churilov, Toby B Cumming

Stroke Res Treat | Published : 2012


Objective. To explore exercise preferences in stroke survivors and controls. Methods. A novel scale-the Exercise Preference Questionnaire-was developed for this study. This questionnaire, together with established assessments of physical activities, mood, and quality of life, was completed in a single assessment session. Results. Twenty-three adult stroke survivors (mean age 63, 65% male) and 41 healthy controls (mean age 61, 66% male) participated. The groups differed on 4 of the 5 a priori exercise preference factors: relative to controls, stroke survivors preferred exercise to be more structured, in a group, at a gym or fitness centre, and for exercises to be demonstrated. Factor analysis..

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