There is a new study and and survey investigating the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adults with a Neurologically-Related Mobility Disability.

This study is a collaborative effort between Dr. Tom Nightingale (Lecturer in Exercise Physiology), Dr. Sally Fenton (Lecturer in Lifestyle Behaviour Change), Dr. Jet Veldhuijzen van Zaten (Lecturer in Biological Psychology) and Dr. Nicola Heneghan (Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences). All investigators are part of the School for Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham and have a significant interest in and experience with assessing lifestyle behaviours in different population groups.

Purpose of this study: The purpose of this study is to understand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity levels and health-related quality of life in adults with a physical disability. The Study plans to capture changes over time as the UK Government alters their procedures to manage this pandemic. The information gathered will help to better support individuals with physical disabilities, not only during future events involving periods of isolation, but during everyday lives to engage in health promoting behaviours. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) Ethical Review Committee at the University of Birmingham.

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