Perceived Barriers to Exercise in Individuals Living With Spinal Cord Injury

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of California, Irvine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00786786
First received: November 4, 2008
Last updated: November 2, 2010
Last verified: November 2010
  Purpose

Purpose: This project is designed to identify what the key barriers to participating in exercise are for the general population of people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States (US).


Condition
Spinal Cord Injury

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Perceived Barriers to Exercise in Individuals Living With Spinal Cord Injury.

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Irvine:

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Groups/Cohorts
1
Spinal Cord Injury

Detailed Description:

Purpose: This project is designed to identify what the key barriers to participating in exercise are for the general population of people living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States (US).

Background: A previous study of 681 people living with SCI demonstrated that the majority of participants thought that exercise was important (97%), but that only 57% actually had access to exercise (K.D. Anderson. 2004. Targeting recovery: Priorities of the spinal cord injured population. J. Neurotrauma. 21:1371-1383). The next step in continuing that research is to determine in more detail what the perceived barriers to exercise are so that they can be addressed in multiple settings (research design of exercise protocols, community access and awareness, clinical effectiveness, etc.).

Methods: Internet-based survey of people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Expected Results: It is expected that the perceived barriers will fall under 3 main categories (internal, resources, and structural). However, there may be other barriers we are unaware of, for example, societal or cultural factors or other factors completely unforeseen.

Relevance to Rehabilitation: The findings of this project will provide valuable information needed to design strategies aimed at improving participation in exercise by people living with SCI. SCI results in several secondary health conditions over time, which can likely be positively impacted by exercise.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Any person with a spinal cord injury who is at least 18 years of age, lives in the United States of America, and can read English.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any person with a spinal cord injury who is at least 18 years of age, lives in the United States of America, and can read English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • People who cannot read English will not be included because the website will be hosted in English and the survey software (phpQuestionnaire 2.2 by Chumpsoft, Inc.) default language is English.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00786786

Locations
United States, California
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, United States, 92697
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Irvine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kimberly Anderson, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Kimberly Anderson, Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California, Irvine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00786786     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-6465
Study First Received: November 4, 2008
Last Updated: November 2, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Irvine:
Any person with a spinal cord injury
at least 18 years of age

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Spinal Cord Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Spinal Cord Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014