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Perceived levels of physical activity amongst people with Parkinson's: impact of age, gender and geography.

Jones, J.C.; Alexander, L.

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J.C. Jones



Abstract

Purpose: 1) To explore perceptions of perceived levels physical activity amongst people with Parkinson's. 2) To identify whether relationships exist between perceived levels of physical activity and age, gender, time since diagnosis and geographical location. 3) To explore the relationship between perceived physical activity level and quality of life. Methods: A convenience sample was recruited via the Parkinson's UK Research Support Network. All members were sent an electronic questionnaire which collected the following information: (i) demographic and clinical data; (ii) perceived physical activity levels measured using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ); (iii) Quality of life (QoL) measured using the EQ-5D. All data was analysed using SPSS. Demographic data was evaluated via simple descriptive statistics; Chi Squared and Spearman's rank correlation coefficients were employed to establish relationships between variables.

Citation

JONES, J.C. and ALEXANDER, L. 2017. Perceived levels of physical activity amongst people with Parkinson's: impact of age, gender and geography. Presented at the 2017 Physiotherapy UK conference and trade exhibition: transform lives, maximise independence and empower populations, 10-11 November 2017, Birmingham, UK.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Conference Name 2017 Physiotherapy UK conference and trade exhibition
Start Date Nov 10, 2017
End Date Nov 11, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 23, 2018
Publicly Available Date Mar 23, 2018
Keywords Physical activity; Parkinson's; Quality of life
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/2824

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