From guidelines to practice: development and implementation of disability-specific physical activity guidelines.

Conclusions: The needs, values and preferences of people with disabilities must be taken into consideration when undertaking a disability-specific guideline development process. Guidelines can play an important role in physical activity promotion, but behavioural and other interventions are required to address the myriad physical activity barriers faced by people with disabilities.Implications for RehabilitationPeople with and without disabilities can achieve significant fitness and health benefits from activity well below the WHO's 150 minutes/week guideline.Disability-specific physical activity guidelines can alleviate informational barriers for people who want to get active and rehabilitation professionals who want to promote physical activity.Behavioural and other interventions are needed to support people's efforts to achieve physical activity guidelines.A physiotherapist-delivered intervention has shown promise for increasing physical activity in adults with a physical disability. PMID: 32394734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

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Source: Annals of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Ann Behav Med Source Type: research
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