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How do you exercise with epilepsy? Insights into the psychosocial impact of exercising with epilepsy

How do you exercise with epilepsy? Insights into the psychosocial impact of exercising with epilepsy

Address: 
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH, United Kingdom
Event Category: 
Research projects

Study title
How do you exercise with epilepsy? Insights into the psychosocial impact of exercising with epilepsy.

Institution:
Bournemouth University, UK.

About the study
Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for those living with epilepsy. However, there are some common things have been shown to prevent people from exercising. These include:

  • Fear of injury
  • Fear of exercising alone
  • Lack of knowledge of the benefits of exercise
  • Incorrect advice from medical professionals
  • Side effects of medication

Epilepsy and exercise is becoming a well-researched topic. However, first-hand accounts from people themselves are not often taken into account.

This research aims to explore what people with epilepsy think and feel about exercise. Also, what helps or hinders them in maintaining an exercise routine.

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