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dc.contributor.authorStennett, A-
dc.contributor.authorNorris, M-
dc.contributor.authorDe Souza, L-
dc.identifier.citationStennett, A., Norris, M. and De Souza, L. (2018) 'The meaning of exercise and physical activity in community dwelling people with multiple sclerosis', Disability and Rehabilitation, 42 (3), pp. 317-323. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1497715.en_US
dc.description.abstractCopyright © 2018 The Author(s). Purpose This study explored the meanings community dwelling people with Multiple Sclerosis ascribe to exercise and physical activity. Method Using a qualitative approach, 16 face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted. Data were analysed using Framework Analysis and emerging themes developed. Results Five themes were identified: “A Type of Movement”, “The Impact of Exercise and Physical Activity”, “It Changes”, “Sense of Loss” and “Coping with Multiple Sclerosis”. The findings demonstrated that people with multiple sclerosis held a multidimensional and complex view about exercise and physical activity. Conclusion The meanings people with multiple sclerosis ascribe to exercise and physical activity extended beyond movement, reflecting how they lived with a variable neurological condition. Personal and contextual factors were dominant influences.en_US
dc.format.extent317 - 323-
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way-
dc.subjectmultiple sclerosisen_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.titleThe meaning of exercise and physical activity in community dwelling people with multiple sclerosisen_US
dc.relation.isPartOfDisability and Rehabilitation-
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