Focus on Secondary Condition Prevention: Enabling Fitness Environments and Empowering People with Multiple Sclerosis to Increase Exercise and Improve Health
Article Review: A Qualitative Analysis of a Progressive Resistance Exercise Programme for People with Multiple Sclerosis
Secondary conditions can take the form of physical, environmental, and social consequences that impact the health of people with disabilities. In the journal Disability and Rehabilitation, Dodd, Taylor, Denisenko, & Prasad (September 2006; 28(18): 1127-1134) explored perceptions of a progressive resistance exercise program for adults with multiple sclerosis. Barriers and facilitators to exercise can become important determinants of long-term adherence to fitness and health promotion programs, which can help to mitigate or prevent secondary conditions such as fatigue, pain, and muscular weakness.
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