Learn more about your physical activity and exercise habits.

Are you 18 years of age or older?
Do you experience cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio, spinal cord injury, or amputation?
Are you willing to share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences around becoming or staying healthy and well?
Then we want to hear from YOU!

Oregon State University researchers are seeking volunteers for a new nationwide study on physical activity and access to fitness programs for persons with disabilities.

Study volunteers will be asked to complete a survey, by mail or on the Web, that will address a number of fitness-related issues. Volunteers should be adults of all fitness levels - including inactive - with a disability that limits mobility. Those disabilities may include multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, amputation, cerebral palsy, post-polio syndrome and others.

In the study, OSU researchers will survey adults with disabilities from around the country to find out how active they are physically, if there are physical, psychological or socio-economic factors preventing them from seeking physical activity, and what their feelings are about fitness and related activities.

To participate in the study or receive more information contact : Maria Kosma (541) 737-3402 or email mariak12@hotmail.com or
Dr. Brad Cardinal (541) 737-2506 or email Brad.Cardinal@orst.edu
Oregon State University
"One of the goals is to see what factors may influence behavioral change to help persons with disabilities become more active and, ultimately, enjoy a higher degree of health and wellness," said Jeff McCubbin, a professor of exercise and sport science at OSU and a nationally recognized expert in movement studies in disability.