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