Exploring the barriers and enablers to using e-bikes by stroke survivors

North West CoastStroke
Published Date: 27 Feb 2019

Paul Boland recently completed a CLAHRC North West Coast funded postgraduate degree investigating the barriers and enablers to using e-bikes with stroke survivors. Participants were given the opportunity to loan an e-bike for a period of up to three months and were interviewed before and after to explore their perceptions and experiences. The most common barriers were in relation to the effects of physical impairment, knowledge about the e-bike and a fear of bumping into things. The main enablers were the effect that the e-bike had on fatigue, social support and the belief that using the e-bike was a mode of physical activity that was enjoyable and good for their health. The results of this study could now form the basis for developing an intervention using e-bike with stoke survivors.

Contact Paul Boland pboland2@uclan.ac.uk