Predictors of Physical Activity Among University Graduates with Physical Disabilities
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Bradley N. Hedrick, Emer BroadbentPredictors of Physical Activity Among University Graduates with Physical Disabilities

A survey was conducted to assess the current level of physical activity among 577 University of Illinois graduates with locomotor disabilities (1952-1991) relative to the following variables: gender, age, year of graduation, disability type, disability severity, and the level of physical activity during college. Two hundred and twenty nine (229) alumni responded. Multiple regression analyses identified both the level of physical activity during college and disability severity as significant predictors of alumni’s level of current physical activity. However, variation was observed relative to subjects’ disability type (i.e., semi-ambulatory, paraplegia, quadriplegia). Disability severity was generally more influential in predicting the current level of physical activity of women and individuals with quadriplegia. The level of physical activity during college was generally more influential in predicting the current level of physical activity for male subjects with semi-ambulatory disabilities and paraplegia.

Author Bradley N. Hedrick, Emer Broadbent
Volume Vol 30, No 2 (1996)
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