Exercise adherence of children in musculoskeletal conditions

What are the barriers and facilitators?

Time limitations, physical environment, and previous negative experiences are the most common barriers for adherence to exercise therapy in children and adolescents with musculoskeletal conditions.

On the contrary, a social support network and previous positive exercise experiences are mostly mentioned as facilitators.

Although not usually included in either category, the most common strategies used to increase adherence were reinforcement, changes in the exercise programme, and education.


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