Utilizing Social Cognitive Theory to Enhance Physical Activity Among People With Spinal Cord Injuries
Keywords:health behavior theory, disability, spinal cord injury, systematic review
In the United States, approximately 28 to 55 people per million have experienced spinal cord injuries. While exercise benefits are well documented, participation is low. The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic review of articles that use social cognitive theory to increase physical activity among individuals with spinal cord injuries. Self-efficacy was the primary predictor of physical activity in each study; self-regulation emerged as a direct influencing factor. SCT may be helpful in program planning for people with spinal cord injuries to increase activity, increasing mobility, independence, social integration and quality of life.
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