Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Evaluation of Effecting Factors About Exercise Motivation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease


Department of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan


Department of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan


Department of Psychiatry, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2022; 30: 217-223
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2022.21114
Read: 1759 Downloads: 681 Published: 15 September 2022

AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the factors that affect exercise motivation in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

METHODS: Data collected in Taiwan from March 2016 to January 2017. Using convenience sampling, a total of 49 participants were recruited, and participants who usually regularly exercise ≥ 150 minutes per week. Using the 8-item Parkinson’s Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-8), Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale part II & III (UPDRS part II & III), Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and Hospital Anxiety Scale (HAS). Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation analysis, and multiple linear regression analysis were adopted for data analysis.

RESULTS: Pearson correlation analysis showed L-Dopa dosage, UPDRS part II & III, FSS, PSQI, GDS-15, Hospital Anxiety Scale, and PDQ-8 were significantly correlated with exercise motivation. Fatigue was the strongest factor related to exercise motivation and explained 42.52% of the total variances; moreover, motor ability and activity of daily living explained 24.6% and 12.0% of the total variances, respectively.

CONCLUSION: Motor ability, the activity of daily living and fatigue were related factors of Parkinson’s disease patients’ exercise motivation.

Cite this article as: Wu, P.-L., & Ho, H.H. (2022). Evaluation of effecting factors about exercise motivation in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 30(3), 217-223.

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