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Users' experience of community-based power assisted exercise: a transition from NHS to third sector services

Seated Power Assisted Exercise (PAE) equipment is an accessible exercise mode for people with limited mobility following stroke and is available at a small number of community- based venues. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the lived experience of using PAE amongst PwS in a community venue and identify recommendations for the development and advancement of PAE equipment.


Findings indicate that membership of a stroke venue alongside engagement with PAE facilitated transition from early stroke rehabilitation into longer term recovery. The results of this study have informed the need for future product design and highlighted PAE is an effective mode for continued rehabilitation in third-sector services.

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