Rolstoelgebruikers met een dwarslaesie in beweging. Effecten van en voorwaarden voor een actieve leefstijl

Translated title of the contribution: Physical activity in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury: prerequisites for and effects of an active lifestyle

Sonja de Groot, Linda J M Valent, Casper F van Koppenhagen, Rogier Broeksteeg, Marcel W M Post, Lucas H V van der Woude

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Abstract

Wheelchair users with spinal cord injury generally have a relatively inactive lifestyle. Several studies have shown that an inactive lifestyle is associated with a lower fitness level, poorer health, reduced social participation and a lower quality of life for wheelchair users. There are a number of ways in which wheelchair users can remain active in daily life, for instance, by using a wheelchair or handbike for mobility instead of taking the car, and by participating in sports or wheelchair sports. Some prerequisites should be met to enable wheelchair users to have a more active lifestyle: the wheelchair should be optimally adjusted and the everyday environment, including sport facilities, should be easily accessible. An active lifestyle often also requires a change in attitude or behaviour. General practitioners, other primary healthcare providers and rehabilitation professionals can help in this respect.

Translated title of the contributionPhysical activity in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury: prerequisites for and effects of an active lifestyle
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)A6220
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume157
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Attitude to Health
  • Exercise/physiology
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Physical Fitness/physiology
  • Spinal Cord Injuries/complications
  • Sports
  • Wheelchairs

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