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Combining self-help and professional help to minimize barriers to physical activity in persons with multiple sclerosis: a trial of the "Blue Prescription" approach in New Zealand.
|Title||Combining self-help and professional help to minimize barriers to physical activity in persons with multiple sclerosis: a trial of the "Blue Prescription" approach in New Zealand.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Mulligan H, Treharne GJ, Hale LA, Smith C|
|Journal||Journal of neurologic physical therapy : JNPT|
|Date Published||2013 Jun|
Increasing participation in physical activity is a goal for many health care providers working with persons with disability. In order to reduce the physical and social barriers to participation, there is a need to develop approaches that integrate self-help with professional help for autonomous yet supported health promotion. This study reports on an innovative program, entitled the "Blue Prescription approach", in which physical therapists work collaboratively with persons with a disability to promote community-based physical activity participation.
|Alternate Journal||J Neurol Phys Ther|