Physical activity amongst people with chronic back pain : an investigation of perceived barriers and facilitators to inform intervention development
McPhail, Steven, Schippers, Mandy, & Marshall, Alison (2012) Physical activity amongst people with chronic back pain : an investigation of perceived barriers and facilitators to inform intervention development. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15(1), S170-S170.
Previous research has indicated people with non-specific low back pain who are physically inactive face a poorer prognosis than people with back pain who participate in low or moderate intensity physical activity. They also face a greater risk of other lifestyle related health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. For these reasons, contemporary non-surgical interventions for low back pain aim to incorporate a return to physical activity. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence supporting physical activity interventions for this purpose. It is likely that people with low back pain face additional challenges when trying to commence (or return to) regular physical activity. This exploratory qualitative research aimed to map out perceived barriers and facilitators to undertaking physical activity among people with non-specific low back pain to inform future intervention development.
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