An evidence-based approach to understanding and improving exercise counselling for adults with spinal cord injury
You are invited to take part in an online survey about exercise counselling to adults with spinal cord injury (SCI). Counselling includes one or multiple conversations between a counselor and a client with SCI on starting and/or maintaining a physically active lifestyle. The survey identifies counsellors’ barriers, needs and preferences related to providing and improving SCI exercise counselling. The findings will be used to develop evidence-based training modules on best practices for SCI-specific exercise counseling.
To receive the survey link, please send an email with the subject “SCI Exercise Counselling Survey” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register via your professional work or student email address. Do not register via a general email address (e.g., Gmail, Hotmail).
Why should you participate in this study?
Your participation in this research study will help us to better understand barriers, needs and preferences related to providing and improving SCI-specific exercise counselling. By participating in this study, you will help to inform the development and implementation of evidence-based training modules on best-practices for SCI-specific exercise counseling. By doing so, you can contribute to improving the exercise counselling services for adults with SCI.
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:
- work or volunteer as an exercise/lifestyle counsellor, SCI peer mentor, occupational therapist, therapeutic recreation professional (e.g. recreation therapist/specialist), physiotherapist, psychomotor therapist, social worker, kinesiologist, rehabilitation assistant, SCI caregiver, fitness trainer or coaches; AND
- work or volunteer in Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States of America, Australia, or New Zealand; AND
- are planning to provide professional guidance or counselling to one or more clients in the next 12 months on starting and/or maintaining a physically active lifestyle. This can include guidance or support as part of the SCI peer mentorship program; AND
- are over the age of 18; AND
- can read and understand English.
Compensation for participation
You will receive a $10 (CAN) gift card or an equivalent amount in another currency, for participating in this study.
This study will take place:
For more information about the study, please contact Dr. Femke Hoekstra via email@example.com.
The principal investigator of this study is Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, who is a Professor at the University of British Columbia.