Clinical Trials

Beach accessibility for older adults, those with a disability or mobility limitations

Type of Study/Intervention


Recruitment Status


Form of MS

Relapsing remitting MS, Secondary progressive MS, Primary progressive MS, Clinically isolated syndrome, Relapsing MS, People without MS

Brief Summary

We are conducting a survey to determine the benefits, barriers, and facilitators of patrolled beach access for older adults and people living with a disability or mobility limitation. Information collected will provide key data to understand individual diversity, physical activity levels and beach usage patterns, and enable the identification of barriers and facilitators to both travelling to the beach and accessing the beach and surrounds.

This information will enable us to identify how local patrolled beach access may be improved to promote physical activity and improved health and wellbeing throughout Australia.

Inclusion Criteria

Currently access OR want to access patrolled beaches throughout Australia
AND meet at least ONE of the following criteria:
– Older person (aged 65 years or older)
– Person living with a disability
– Person living with a mobility restriction (temporary or permanent)
– If you are aged <18 years, the survey must be completed by a parent/ guardian acting on your behalf. If you are invited to complete the survey, but are unable to do so on your own, the survey may be completed by: - A parent/ guardian or carer acting on your behalf - A service provider who regularly interacts with you acting on your behalf.

Exclusion Criteria

– Under 65 years of age (without guardian or carer acting on your behalf) and or living without a disability or mobility limitation.
– Living outside of Australia

Anticipated Start Date

7 April 2021

Recruitment Contacts

Sasha Job (Chief Investigator & CQU Physiotherapy Lecturer)
Ph: 07 4150 7702

Further details

You can access the Anonymous survey link here.

This Project has been approved by CQUniversity Human Research Ethics committee approval number: 0000022411



Ethics Approval


Last Updated

7 May 2021

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