Research on Physical Activity and Health among People with Disabilities: A Consensus Statement

Cooper & Quatrano (1999) full text summary PDF

For which topic were research priorities identified?

physical activity and health among people with disabilities

In which location was the research priority setting conducted?

North America - USA

Why was it conducted at all?

Research is required to advance the understanding of issues related to the effect of physical activity on health and disease prevention among people with disabilities.

What was the objective?

to identify research priorities required to advance the understanding of issues related to the effect of physical activity on health and disease prevention among people with disabilities

What was the outcome?

a ranking list of 7 research topics

How long did the research prioritization take?

2 days

Which methods were used to identify research priorities?

meeting

How were the priorities for research identified exactly?

Step 1: meeting: participants were asked to formulate and discuss the general topic areas. Step 2: review of literature. Step 3: consensus statement drafted

Which stakeholders took part?

People with disabilities, clinicians, researchers. 18 participants

How were stakeholders recruited?

No information provided.

Were stakeholders actively involved or did they just participate?

Stakeholders were mere participants of the research prioritization process; they were not actively involved in the process.