ROBERT WAYNE MOTL

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Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Physical activity correlates with neurological impairment and disability in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:492-5. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Rationale and design of a randomized controlled, clinical trial investigating a comprehensive exercise stimulus for improving mobility disability outcomes in persons with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 35:151-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Ambulation and multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 24:325-36. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Premorbid physical activity predicts disability progression in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Neurol Sci 323:123-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Energy cost of walking and its association with gait parameters, daily activity, and fatigue in persons with mild multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 350 Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:1015-21. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Accurate prediction of cardiorespiratory fitness using cycle ergometry in minimally disabled persons with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:490-5. 2012
  7. pmc Neighborhood satisfaction, functional limitations, and self-efficacy influences on physical activity in older women
    Katherine S Morris
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:13. 2008
  8. pmc Does the relationship between physical activity and quality of life differ based on generic versus disease-targeted instruments?
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, 332 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:93-9. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and its measurement and determinants in multiple sclerosis
    R W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Minerva Med 99:157-65. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Physical activity, self-efficacy, and quality of life in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Ann Behav Med 35:111-5. 2008

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Publications86

  1. doi request reprint Physical activity correlates with neurological impairment and disability in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:492-5. 2008
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Rationale and design of a randomized controlled, clinical trial investigating a comprehensive exercise stimulus for improving mobility disability outcomes in persons with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 35:151-8. 2013
    ..Taken as a whole, the proposed study and our subsequent research agenda has the potential for advancing the management of mobility disability using exercise training in the 2nd stage of MS...
  3. doi request reprint Ambulation and multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 24:325-36. 2013
    ..Walking impairment has ubiquitous and life-altering consequences, underscoring the importance of continued efforts to identify approaches to prevent and forestall this event, and to restore walking ability in persons with MS...
  4. doi request reprint Premorbid physical activity predicts disability progression in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Neurol Sci 323:123-7. 2012
    ..This study examined premorbid physical activity as a predictor of change in disability over 24 months in persons with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS)...
  5. doi request reprint Energy cost of walking and its association with gait parameters, daily activity, and fatigue in persons with mild multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 350 Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:1015-21. 2012
    ..Energy cost of walking (C(w)) is elevated in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), perhaps because of gait impairment, and may impact daily activity and fatigue...
  6. doi request reprint Accurate prediction of cardiorespiratory fitness using cycle ergometry in minimally disabled persons with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:490-5. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Neighborhood satisfaction, functional limitations, and self-efficacy influences on physical activity in older women
    Katherine S Morris
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:13. 2008
    ..We examined the roles played by neighborhood satisfaction, functional limitations, self-efficacy, and physical activity in a sample of older women over a 6-month period...
  8. pmc Does the relationship between physical activity and quality of life differ based on generic versus disease-targeted instruments?
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, 332 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:93-9. 2008
    ..The investigations have used either generic or disease-targeted instruments for measuring QOL and HRQL, but have not examined differences in the associations as a function of the types of instruments...
  9. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and its measurement and determinants in multiple sclerosis
    R W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Minerva Med 99:157-65. 2008
    ..Efforts toward increasing physical activity in those with MS will go along way in promoting the many physiological and psychological consequences of an active lifestyle...
  10. doi request reprint Physical activity, self-efficacy, and quality of life in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Ann Behav Med 35:111-5. 2008
    ....
  11. pmc Physical activity and quality of life in multiple sclerosis: intermediary roles of disability, fatigue, mood, pain, self-efficacy and social support
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    Psychol Health Med 14:111-24. 2009
    ..The observed pattern of relationships supports the possibility that physical activity is indirectly associated with improved QOL in individuals with MS via depression, fatigue, pain, social support and self-efficacy for managing MS...
  12. ncbi request reprint Worsening of symptoms is associated with lower physical activity levels in individuals with multiple sclerosis
    R W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Mult Scler 14:140-2. 2008
    ..04). This study provides novel evidence that a worsening of symptoms is associated with lower levels of physical activity in individuals with MS...
  13. ncbi request reprint Confirmation and extension of the validity of the Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12 (MSWS-12)
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Neurol Sci 268:69-73. 2008
    ..As validation of scores from a measure is an ongoing and evolving process, the provision of additional evidence is warranted that confirms and extends the validity of inferences from scores on the MSWS-12...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reliability of scores from physical activity monitors in adults with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    Adapt Phys Activ Q 24:245-53. 2007
    ..80 for both the pedometer and accelerometer. Results indicated that physical activity monitor scores are reliable measures of physical activity for individuals with MS...
  15. doi request reprint Symptom cluster as a predictor of physical activity in multiple sclerosis: preliminary evidence
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:270-80. 2009
    ..Such findings provide preliminary support to the importance of considering symptom clusters as a meaningful correlate of physical activity behavior in persons with MS...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of exercise training on quality of life in multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis
    R W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Mult Scler 14:129-35. 2008
    ..The nature of the exercise stimulus further influenced the magnitude of the mean effect size. The cumulative evidence supports that exercise training is associated with a small improvement in QOL among individuals with MS...
  17. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evidence that self-efficacy predicts physical activity in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Int J Rehabil Res 32:260-3. 2009
    ..Researchers should consider self-efficacy as a possible component of an intervention that is designed to increase physical activity levels in those with MS. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research..
  18. doi request reprint Calibration of accelerometer output for ambulatory adults with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:1778-84. 2009
    ..Motl RW, Snook EM, Agiovlasitis S, Suh Y. Calibration of accelerometer output for ambulatory adults with multiple sclerosis...
  19. doi request reprint Pathways between physical activity and quality of life in adults with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Health Psychol 28:682-9. 2009
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  20. doi request reprint Longitudinal measurement invariance of the Multiple Sclerosis Walking Scale-12
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Neurol Sci 305:75-9. 2011
    ..e., Is the same construct being measured over time?). Such an assumption was tested in the present study over periods of 6 and 12 months in persons with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)...
  21. doi request reprint Association between change in physical activity and short-term disability progression in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, 350 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Rehabil Med 43:305-10. 2011
    ..This study examined change in physical activity as a behavioral correlate of short-term disability progression in persons with multiple sclerosis over a 6-month period...
  22. doi request reprint Effects of change in fatigue and depression on physical activity over time in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Psychol Health Med 16:1-11. 2011
    ..12) were significantly associated with residual change in physical activity. Such findings support the importance of fatigue and depression for predicting longitudinal changes in physical activity in adults with RRMS...
  23. doi request reprint Does an accelerometer accurately measure steps taken under controlled conditions in adults with mild multiple sclerosis?
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Disabil Health J 4:52-7. 2011
    ..Accelerometers are becoming less expensive and more user-friendly, but there is limited evidence regarding the accuracy of measurement in persons with MS...
  24. pmc Accelerometry and its association with objective markers of walking limitations in ambulatory adults with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 61801, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1942-7. 2010
    ..To validate accelerometry based on its correlations with 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) and oxygen cost of walking as objective markers of walking limitations in multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  25. doi request reprint Physical activity and irreversible disability in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 906 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 38:186-91. 2010
    ..The current review highlights that previous research has generally included samples with minimal disability and provides a rationale for considering physical activity as an influence of disability in the second stage of MS...
  26. pmc Symptom cluster and quality of life: preliminary evidence in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
    J Neurosci Nurs 42:212-6. 2010
    ..Such findings provide preliminary support for fatigue, pain, and depression as a symptom cluster that correlates with reduced QOL in persons with MS...
  27. doi request reprint Physical activity, disability, and quality of life in older adults
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 350 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 21:299-308. 2010
    ..Such work will go a long way in identifying practical approaches that can be applied for improving the later years of life and is critical because many Americans will soon be affected by the aging of adults in the United States...
  28. doi request reprint Symptom cluster and quality of life in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:1025-32. 2010
    ..There is abundant evidence that quality of life (QOL) is compromised in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS), but researchers have not yet examined the possible association between co-occurring symptoms and QOL in this population...
  29. doi request reprint Symptoms and physical activity among adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:213-9. 2010
    ..15) and depression (indirect path coefficient = -0.10). Such findings provide support for an indirect association between overall symptoms and physical activity by way of fatigue and depression in RRMS...
  30. doi request reprint Validity, invariance and responsiveness of a self-report measure of functional limitations and disability in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 32:1260-71. 2010
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  31. ncbi request reprint Demographic correlates of physical activity in individuals with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, IL 61801, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 29:1301-4. 2007
    ..Hence, the present study examined 12 demographic variables in association with physical activity in a sample of individuals with MS...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of acute unloaded leg cycling on spasticity in individuals with multiple sclerosis using anti-spastic medications
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Int J Neurosci 117:895-901. 2007
    ..This provides a basis for incorporating exercise along with anti-spastic medications into a multifaceted plan for spasticity management in individuals with MS...
  33. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of physical and social environment variables and self-efficacy as correlates of self-reported physical activity among adolescent girls
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 332 Freer Hall, 906 S Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 3895, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:6-12. 2007
    ..This cross-sectional study examined the direct and indirect effects of perceived equipment accessibility, neighborhood safety, and social support on self-reported physical activity among older adolescent girls...
  34. ncbi request reprint Naturally occurring changes in time spent watching television are inversely related to frequency of physical activity during early adolescence
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 332 Louise Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Avenue Urbana, IL 61820 3895, USA
    J Adolesc 29:19-32. 2006
    ..Our results encourage the design of interventions that reduce television watching as a possible means of increasing adolescent physical activity...
  35. ncbi request reprint Perceived physical environment and physical activity across one year among adolescent girls: self-efficacy as a possible mediator?
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 3895, USA
    J Adolesc Health 37:403-8. 2005
    ..This study involved an examination of the direct and mediated effects of perceived equipment accessibility and neighborhood safety on physical activity across a one-year period among adolescent girls...
  36. ncbi request reprint Validity of physical activity measures in ambulatory individuals with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA
    Disabil Rehabil 28:1151-6. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the validity of scores from two self-report surveys, a pedometer, and an accelerometer and during seven days of free-living conditions among individuals with MS...
  37. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois, 332 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Mult Scler 11:459-63. 2005
    ..The cumulative evidence suggests that individuals with MS are less physically active than nondiseased, but not diseased, populations...
  38. ncbi request reprint Correlates of physical activity among individuals with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 61801, USA
    Ann Behav Med 32:154-61. 2006
    ..One method for increasing the level of participation in physical activity among MS patients involves the identification of factors that correlate with physical activity and that are modifiable by a well-designed intervention...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does self-efficacy influence leg muscle pain during cycling exercise?
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 3895, USA
    J Pain 7:301-7. 2006
    ..The results imply that our manipulation of self-efficacy for prolonged exercise does not influence leg muscle pain during moderate-intensity exercise among low to moderately active young females...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of acute leg cycling on the soleus H-reflex and modified Ashworth scale scores in individuals with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Neurosci Lett 406:289-92. 2006
    ..This provides converging evidence for the anti-spastic potential of acute unloaded leg cycling in individuals with MS...
  41. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of two electronic pedometers for measuring steps taken under controlled conditions among ambulatory individuals with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 332 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Mult Scler 11:343-5. 2005
    ..Those results support the quantification of physical activity using pedometers among those with MS who are ambulatory without an aide...
  42. ncbi request reprint Is social desirability associated with self-reported physical activity?
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801 3895, USA
    Prev Med 40:735-9. 2005
    ..This study involved an examination of the possible influence of social desirability on self-report measures of physical activity...
  43. ncbi request reprint Self-efficacy correlates with leg muscle pain during maximal and submaximal cycling exercise
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801 3895, USA
    J Pain 8:583-7. 2007
    ..Such findings support a possible examination of strategies for manipulating self-efficacy for tolerating pain and thereby reducing muscle pain during exercise...
  44. ncbi request reprint No effect of skin anesthesia on pain intensity ratings associated with elicitation of the H-reflex in the soleus muscle
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
    Int J Neurosci 114:1549-60. 2004
    ..The authors conclude that elicitation of the H-reflex in the soleus muscle results in low intensity pain, and the pain appears to be caused by activation of subcutaneous nociceptive afferent fibers of the tibial nerve...
  45. ncbi request reprint Effect of caffeine on leg muscle pain during cycling exercise among females
    Robert W Motl
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, Urbana, IL, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 38:598-604. 2006
    ..This double-blind, within-subjects experiment examined the effects of ingesting two doses of caffeine on perceptions of leg muscle pain during moderate-intensity cycling exercise among females...
  46. ncbi request reprint Symptoms, self-efficacy, and physical activity among individuals with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 350 Freer Hall, 906 South Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Res Nurs Health 29:597-606. 2006
    ..Monitoring symptoms during a physical activity program and altering the exercise prescription during symptom exacerbation might be a method for increasing exercise adherence...
  47. doi request reprint Symptom cluster and physical activity in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    Res Nurs Health 33:398-412. 2010
    ..Such findings further support the consideration of a narrowly defined cluster of three symptoms as an independent correlate of physical activity in persons with RRMS...
  48. doi request reprint Accelerometry in persons with multiple sclerosis: measurement of physical activity or walking mobility?
    Madeline Weikert
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    J Neurol Sci 290:6-11. 2010
    ..This study examined the hypothesis that accelerometer movement counts represent a measure of both physical activity and walking mobility in individuals with MS...
  49. doi request reprint Symptoms and physical activity behavior in individuals with multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 350 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Res Nurs Health 31:466-75. 2008
    ..17). Such findings indicate that walking difficulty may partially explain the negative relationship between overall symptoms and physical activity behavior in MS...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of caffeine on leg-muscle pain during intense cycling exercise: possible role of anxiety sensitivity
    Rachael C Gliottoni
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61820 3985, USA
    Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 18:103-15. 2008
    ..28 based on a difference in difference scores). The results support that caffeine ingestion has a large effect on reducing leg-muscle pain during high-intensity exercise, and the effect is moderated by anxiety sensitivity...
  51. ncbi request reprint Physical activity enhances long-term quality of life in older adults: efficacy, esteem, and affective influences
    Steriani Elavsky
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Ann Behav Med 30:138-45. 2005
    ..However, little is known about the long-term effects of physical activity and even less about the possible mediators of this relationship...
  52. pmc Physical activity and fatigue in breast cancer and multiple sclerosis: psychosocial mechanisms
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:88-96. 2010
    ..To examine the role of self-efficacy and depression as potential pathways from physical activity to fatigue in two study samples: breast cancer survivors (BCS) (n = 192) and individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) (n = 292)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effects of cycling exercise on the soleus H-reflex and state anxiety among men with low or high trait anxiety
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 6554, USA
    Psychophysiology 41:96-105. 2004
    ..Contrary to prior opinion, the postexercise reduction in the H-reflex reported by previous researchers and in the present study appears to be unrelated to self-reported anxiety after exercise...
  54. ncbi request reprint Dose-dependent effect of caffeine on reducing leg muscle pain during cycling exercise is unrelated to systolic blood pressure
    PATRICK J O'CONNOR
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, 115 L Ramsey Center, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Pain 109:291-8. 2004
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Effect of a 4-week period of unloaded leg cycling exercise on spasticity in multiple sclerosis
    Jacob Sosnoff
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    NeuroRehabilitation 24:327-31. 2009
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Comparison of barriers self-efficacy and perceived behavioral control for explaining physical activity across 1 year among adolescent girls
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Health Psychol 24:106-11. 2005
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Longitudinal analysis of physical activity and symptoms as predictors of change in functional limitations and disability in multiple sclerosis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
    Rehabil Psychol 54:204-10. 2009
    ..This longitudinal, observational study examined changes in physical activity and symptoms as correlates of changes in functional limitations and disability across a 6-month period among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS)...
  58. ncbi request reprint Low intensity pain reported during elicitation of the H-reflex: no effects of trait anxiety and high intensity cycling exercise
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, Ramsey Student Center, The University of Georgia, 300 River Road, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Brain Res 951:53-8. 2002
    ..there was no effect of high intensity cycling exercise on reducing post-exercise pain intensity associated with H-reflex elicitation. It is concluded that elicitation of the H-reflex reliably results in a low intensity pain...
  59. ncbi request reprint Effect of caffeine on perceptions of leg muscle pain during moderate intensity cycling exercise
    Robert W Motl
    University of Georgia, Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    J Pain 4:316-21. 2003
    ..It also suggests that moderate intensity cycling exercise has promise as a useful experimental model for the study of naturally occurring muscle pain...
  60. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and multiple sclerosis: validity of self-report and objective measures
    Jessica L Gosney
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Fam Community Health 30:144-50. 2007
    ..32-0.53). Our results provide a stronger and more compelling basis for the validity of scores from measures of physical activity among individuals with multiple sclerosis...
  61. doi request reprint Prediction of oxygen uptake during level treadmill walking in people with multiple sclerosis
    Stamatis Agiovlasitis
    Department of Kinesiology, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA
    J Rehabil Med 42:650-5. 2010
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Naturally occurring changes in physical activity are inversely related to depressive symptoms during early adolescence
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602 6554, USA
    Psychosom Med 66:336-42. 2004
    ..We examined the relationship between naturally occurring changes in physical activity and depressive symptoms across a 2-year period among adolescent boys and girls...
  63. pmc Trajectory of declines in physical activity in community-dwelling older women: social cognitive influences
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:543-50. 2009
    ..Importantly, the pattern of relationships appears independent of demographic factors and chronic health conditions...
  64. doi request reprint Effect of acute unloaded arm versus leg cycling exercise on the soleus H-reflex in adults with multiple sclerosis
    Jacob J Sosnoff
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 906 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, United States
    Neurosci Lett 479:307-11. 2010
    ....
  65. pmc Meeting U.S. Healthy People 2010 levels of physical activity: agreement of 2 measures across 2 years
    Rod K Dishman
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Athens, 30602 6554, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:511-23. 2010
    ..However, we were unaware of prospective cohort studies that had examined this in a population base using convergent measures...
  66. doi request reprint Real-life walking impairment in multiple sclerosis: preliminary comparison of four methods for processing accelerometry data
    Jacob J Sosnoff
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Mult Scler 16:868-77. 2010
    ..Such results provide preliminary evidence that variability in accelerometer counts is not simply noise and may provide important information about multiple sclerosis-related walking impairment...
  67. doi request reprint Validation of the multidimensional outcome expectations for exercise scale in ambulatory, symptom-free persons with multiple sclerosis
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:100-5. 2010
    ..McAuley E, Motl RW, White SM, Wójcicki TR. Validation of the Multidimensional Outcome Expectations for Exercise Scale in ambulatory, symptom-free persons with multiple sclerosis...
  68. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute exercise on the soleus H-reflex and self-reported anxiety after caffeine ingestion
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, University of Georgia, Ramsey Student Center, 300 River Road, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Physiol Behav 80:577-85. 2004
    ..Exercise-induced anxiolysis does not appear to underlie the postexercise reduction of the soleus H-reflex...
  69. ncbi request reprint Effect of caffeine on quadriceps muscle pain during acute cycling exercise in low versus high caffeine consumers
    Rachael C Gliottoni
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 19:150-61. 2009
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  70. ncbi request reprint Acute leg-cycling exercise attenuates the H-reflex recorded in soleus but not flexor carpi radialis
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, The University of Georgia, Ramsey Student Center, 300 River Road, Athens, Georgia 30602 6554, USA
    Muscle Nerve 28:609-14. 2003
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  71. pmc Self-efficacy moderates the relation between declines in physical activity and perceived social support in high school girls
    Rod K Dishman
    Department of Kinesiology, The University of Georgia, Ramsey Student Center, 330 River Road, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:441-51. 2009
    ..e., mediated), or moderating relations with naturally occurring change in perceived social support and declines in physical activity during high school...
  72. doi request reprint Cortical recruitment during selective attention in multiple sclerosis: an fMRI investigation of individual differences
    Ruchika Shaurya Prakash
    Beckman Institute and Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, United States
    Neuropsychologia 46:2888-95. 2008
    ..Future studies specifically investigating the nature of additional activation seen in MS patients in a wider variety of cognitive tasks would provide insight into the specific cognitive decline in MS...
  73. doi request reprint Effect of exercise training on walking mobility in multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis
    Erin M Snook
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23:108-16. 2009
    ..The study used meta-analytic procedures to examine the overall effect of exercise training interventions on walking mobility among individuals with multiple sclerosis...
  74. ncbi request reprint Influence of self-efficacy on the functional relationship between ratings of perceived exertion and exercise intensity
    Liang Hu
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 27:303-8; quiz 309-10. 2007
    ..Little empirical efforts have been made to determine how psychological factors influence changes in RPE. This study examined the influence of self-efficacy expectations on changes in RPE as a function of exercise intensity...
  75. ncbi request reprint Effects of self-efficacy on physical activity enjoyment in college-aged women
    Liang Hu
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    Int J Behav Med 14:92-6. 2007
    ..However, enjoyment after the moderate intensity exercise bout did not differ between the two conditions. These results imply that efficacy may be an important influence of physical activity enjoyment, particularly at higher intensities...
  76. ncbi request reprint Acute bouts of active and passive leg cycling attenuate the amplitude of the soleus H-reflex in humans
    Robert W Motl
    Department of Exercise Science, The University of Georgia, Ramsey Student Center, 300 River Road, Athens, GA 30602 6554, USA
    Neurosci Lett 347:69-72. 2003
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  77. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up of physical activity behavior in older adults
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Health Psychol 26:375-80. 2007
    ..To examine the contribution of social-cognitive factors (self-efficacy and affect) in predicting long-term physical activity in a sample of older adults (N=174)...
  78. pmc Self-efficacy and environmental correlates of physical activity among older women and women with multiple sclerosis
    Katherine S Morris
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:744-52. 2008
    ..Only self-efficacy and functional limitations demonstrated significant associations among women with MS. The prospective contributions of the environment and individual factors to changes in physical activity need to be determined...
  79. ncbi request reprint Effects of change in physical activity on physical function limitations in older women: mediating roles of physical function performance and self-efficacy
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1967-73. 2007
    ..To examine the hypothesis that changes in self-efficacy and functional performance mediate, in part, the beneficial effect of physical activity on functional limitations over time...
  80. ncbi request reprint Measuring disability and function in older women: psychometric properties of the late-life function and disability instrument
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois, 336 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:901-9. 2005
    ..The present study examined the psychometric properties and construct validity of the LL-FDI measure in a sample of older women...
  81. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, self-efficacy, and self-esteem: longitudinal relationships in older adults
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:P268-75. 2005
    ..We recommend further testing of the Exercise and Self-Esteem Model, with special attention being paid to assessing multiple aspects of PA and SE...
  82. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and quality of life in older adults: influence of health status and self-efficacy
    Edward McAuley
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Kinesiology, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Ann Behav Med 31:99-103. 2006
    ..Measures of health status and global well-being represent common methods of assessing QOL outcomes, yet little has been done to determine the nature of the relationship of these outcomes with physical activity...
  83. doi request reprint Multiple sclerosis and postural control: the role of spasticity
    Jacob J Sosnoff
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:93-9. 2010
    ..Sosnoff JJ, Shin S, Motl RW. Multiple sclerosis and postural control: the role of spasticity...
  84. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and functional limitations in older women: influence of self-efficacy
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 906 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 61:P270-7. 2006
    ..Of particular relevance is the fact that both physical activity and self-efficacy represent important, modifiable factors that can enhance function...
  85. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cognitive function in a cross-section of younger and older community-dwelling individuals
    Charles H Hillman
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Health Psychol 25:678-87. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that physical activity may be beneficial to both general and selective aspects of cognition, particularly among older adults...
  86. pmc Pathways from physical activity to quality of life in older women
    Edward McAuley
    Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 336 Freer Hall, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:13-20. 2008
    ..In spite of consistent evidence to suggest that being more physically active is associated with enhanced quality of life (QOL), there have been remarkably few attempts to determine the possible underlying mechanisms in this relationship...

Research Grants1

  1. Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis
    Robert Motl; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Before encouraging participation in physical activity, additional research is required that supports the link between physical activity and QOL and identifies factors that account for this relationship. ..