Personal and environmental barriers and facilitators to social participation among Canadian adults with mobility disabilities

Beveridge, Stephanie (2014) Personal and environmental barriers and facilitators to social participation among Canadian adults with mobility disabilities. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The prevalence of mobility disabilities is increasing in part due to the ageing population. People with mobility disabilities are at an increased risk of reduced social participation and activity limitations and thus reduced well-being. Social participation is important to one’s health and quality of life. The purpose of this secondary data analysis study was to explore factors (personal and environmental) that were most influential to social participation levels among adults aged 20-64 (N = 6105). Statistics Canada’s 2006 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey was used. Data analysis included descriptives of sociodemographics, personal and environmental barriers and facilitators and logistic multinominal univariate and multivariate regression. There was no clear trend as to whether personal or environmental factors were the strongest predictors to social participation. The results of this study suggest a complex interaction between personal and environmental factors that constrain and promote social participation; it provides the foundation for further empirical research to increase activity participation and mobility.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6354
Item ID: 6354
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-166).
Keywords: recreation, leisure, activities of daily living, well-being, quality of life, constraint, International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS)
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Kinesiology
Date: May 2014
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: People with disabilities--Orientation and mobility; People with disabilities--Social life and customs; Social participation--Statistical methods

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