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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 159-167

Global stakeholder perspectives on barriers and facilitators to community-based physical activity in adults living with disabilities: A systematic review protocol

1 Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
2 Department of Chronic Disease and Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
3 US Department of Veteran Affairs, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Engineering Research Laboratories, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
4 Department of Disaster Health Sciences, Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction, Sichuan University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
5 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Michigan Medicine Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
6 Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Hassan II University Hospital; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, Fes, Morocco
7 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
8 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
9 Department of Amputee Rehabilitation, National Institute of Rehabilitation, Mexico City, Mexico
10 International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries, Faculty of Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of British Columbia; G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver, Canada
11 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India
12 Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
13 Department of Chronic Disease and Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yetsa A Tuakli-Wosornu
Department of Chronic Disease and Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health, 60 College Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06510

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JISPRM-000109

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The benefits of physical activity (PA) for health have been extensively studied; however, people with disabilities (PWDs) are more likely to be inactive compared to the general population. The topic of barriers and facilitators to PA for PWDs has been studied, but most reviews have focused on specific impairments, institution-based exercise programs, and/or persons who reside in high-income countries. A comprehensive review describing the barriers and facilitators to PA for community-dwelling PWDs (including developmental, intellectual, sensory, physical, and mental disabilities) from a global perspective has not been published. The aim of this paper is to describe the protocol used to conduct a systematic review concerning the socioenvironmental factors that encourage and discourage PA in PWDs around the world, by investigating the current knowledge, identifying gaps in the literature, and providing guidance for future research and guidelines. MEDLINE All, PsycINFO, and Web of Science Core Collection were searched. Gray literature sources included were extracted from the three main databases used for the literature search. A total of 6434 records were identified for the initial title/abstract screen. The following data were extracted from the final full-text articles: author, title, publication information (journal, year), study design, methodology, data collection instruments employed, language, country or countries where the study was conducted, subject characteristics, disabilities reported, disability characteristics, subjects' mobility level, a relation of stakeholder(s) to PWDs (self, family), PA mode, barriers, and facilitators.

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