Living with Multiple Sclerosis – exploring the effects of physical activity on quality of life
AuthorsMcGregor, Linda J.
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AbstractObjective: To examine the effect of exercise on quality of life and investigate the perceived barriers to exercise participation. Methods: A qualitative study using semi-structured one-to-one interviews on 12 participants with multiple sclerosis. Results: Five qualitative themes were identified: environmental, personal, knowledge, quality of life, and taking control. Participants felt that discussing the benefits of physical activity engagement with a health professional and addressing problems such as transport would be helpful strategies for exercise engagement. All participants perceived that physical activity helped with quality of life. Conclusions: These findings indicate that exercise therapy is beneficial to quality of life and that physical activity should be promoted by the neurologist at diagnosis.
CitationMcGregor, L. (2017). Living with Multiple Sclerosis – a qualitative study on the effects of physical activity on quality of life (Master's thesis). University of Chester, United Kingdom.
PublisherUniversity of Chester
TypeThesis or dissertation
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