The aim of this study was to explore the experience of participation in sport and exercise for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) with minimal disability. The objectives were to gain an understanding of key factors that influence participation in sport and exercise and to determine support required by individuals with MS to participate in their choice of sport and exercise for as long as possible. A qualitative, descriptive study utilising three focus groups was conducted. Participants were individuals with MS who had an Expanded Disability Status Scale score of 0-4, indicating full ambulation. Data were analysed thematically aided by NVivo software.
This data record includes participant demographics, focus group summaries, NVivo coding nodes, thematic maps and member checking sheets. Audio files and transcriptions are not available due to confidentiality reasons.
Software/equipment used to create/collect the data: Excel NVivo software version 12
Software/equipment used to manipulate/analyse the data: SPSS version 27
Supporting documents including the Nvivo nodes and the thematic map are available from the data tab below. Participant demographics, survey data and analysis, focus group summaries and member checking sheets are available via conditional access only.