What is it?
This research study explores how a Peer Physical Activity Counseling Program, accessed via a smartphone, might influence a wheelchair user’s level of activity.
For this study, participants will be randomly assigned to an intervention group or control group. Those in the intervention group will be assigned a peer trainer who will support and encourage them to increase their physical activity. Those in the control group will be provided physical activity resources and recommendations but will not have access to a peer-coach until completion of the study. Participants in both groups will be asked to engage in four data collection sessions. This study will require no more than 13 hours of time in total over a 6-month period.
Is it for me?
In order to participate you must meet the following requirements:
•Have been living with a spinal cord injury for at least 1 year
•Have been using a manual wheelchair for mobility for one or more months
•Currently do no (or minimal) exercise
•Able to effectively communicate in English
•Be 19 years of age or older
Project Assistant – BCIT Applied Research
*Participants will be given an honorarium for their participation. This research study has been reviewed and approved by the BCIT Research Ethics Board.