Testing a model of post-stroke exercise behavior.

  title={Testing a model of post-stroke exercise behavior.},
  author={Marianne Shaughnessy and Barbara M Resnick and Richard F. Macko},
  journal={Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses},
  volume={31 1},
Stroke is the leading cause of disability in older Americans, and survivors tend to be sedentary, thereby risking loss of functional gains achieved during rehabilitation and increasing cardiovascular risk. Studies of motivation to exercise in older adults suggest that self-efficacy and outcome expectations are key determinants of initiation and adherence to exercise programs. This study tested a theoretical model of physical activity in stroke survivors. A survey of exercise beliefs and… CONTINUE READING
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