Creating an Effective Physical Activity based Health Promotion Programme for Adults with a Brain Injury Public Deposited

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  • Creating an effective physical activity-based health promotion programme for adults with a brain injury
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  • Primary Objective: To describe the processes involved with developing and implementing a physical activity based health promotion program for people with a brain injury, summarize previous health promotion research efforts, and provide an actual example of a program entitled P.A.C.E, a “Physical Activity Centred Education” program. Reasoning Behind literature Selection: Brain injury is serious public health issue due to the incidence, complexity, and high health care costs. Health promotion programmes that incorporate physical activity have been shown to improve the health of people with a disability. However, if programmes are to be successful they have to be appropriately designed otherwise individuals will not adopt and maintain the desired health behaviours. Main outcomes and results: Readers will have an understanding of (1) how a theoretical framework drives program development, (2) the strategies required to facilitate behaviour change, (3) how previous research supports the use of a physical activity based health promotion program, and (4) how to implement a program. Conclusions: Future research ideas are provided so as to stimulate research in the area of physical activity based health promotion programs for people with a brain injury.
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  • Driver, S., Irwin, K., Woolsey, A., & Pawlowski, J. (2012). Creating an effective physical activity-based health promotion programme for adults with a brain injury. Brain Injury, 26(12), 1482-1492. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2012.694568
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