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Research Article

Exercise Preferences Are Different after Stroke

Table 5

Likes, dislikes, and limitations to exercise for stroke survivors and controls.

StrokeN (%)ControlN (%)

Top 5 likes1- Improves mobility5 (22)1- Improves fitness and strength19 (46)
2- Is healthy4 (17)2- Makes you feel better17 (41)
3- Improves fitness and strength4 (17)3- Is healthy5 (12)
4- Makes you feel better4 (17)4- Makes you flexible3 (7)
5- Improves the effects of stroke4 (17)5- Makes you feel happy3 (7)

Top 3 dislikes1- Nothing9 (39)1- Nothing11 (27)
2- Tiredness5 (22)2- Time it takes7 (17)
3- Pain3 (13)3- Hard to fit in4 (10)

Top 5 limitations1- Nothing5 (22)1- No time11 (27)
2- Being tired4 (17)2- Motivation6 (15)
3- Laziness3 (13)3- Nothing5 (12)
4- Weather2 (9)4- Injuries5 (12)
5- Illness2 (9)5- Laziness4 (10)

NB: most participants gave multiple responses.

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