Stroke Research and Treatment / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Exercise Preferences Are Different after Stroke

Table 1

A priori exercise preference factors.

Factor 1 “group”I like to exercise alone
I like to exercise with family or friends
I like to exercise with other people of similar age
I like to exercise in a community group

Factor 2 “structure”I like to do the same activity each time I exercise
I like my exercise sessions to be planned (e.g., water aerobics class)
I like to have written instructions for my exercises
I like to make exercise part of my daily activities (e.g., walk to shops)

Factor 3 “independence”I like someone showing me what to do when I exercise
I like someone else to organise my exercise sessions
I like the flexibility of organising my own exercise sessions

Factor 4 “location”I like to exercise at a gym
I like to exercise at a community fitness centre
I like to exercise at a rehabilitation centre
I like to exercise at home
I like to exercise outdoors

Factor 5 “exertion”I like to feel tired after an exercise session
I like to do gentle exercise
I like to work hard in an exercise session

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