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Step up'-a pedometer based physical activity self-management program for adolescents with physical disability

University of South Australia
Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation
Dr Carol Maher

Project Summary

Physical activity is important for physical and psychological health, as well as for maintenance of physical function and independence in young people with physical disabilities. However, people with physical disabilities have difficulty finding appropriate avenues for physical activity. This project involves the development and evaluation of a novel and feasible pedometer-based physical activity self-management program for young people with physical disability. Given its low-cost, low-touch nature, once developed, this program could be readily incorporated into ongoing clinical services.

Dr Carol Maher (email)
School of Health Sciences
University of South Australia
Business: 8 830 22315