The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of patients’ motivation on rehabilitation outcome. A group of 30 patients, between the ages of 60 and 82 was examined by using Elderly Motivation Scale (EMS-72), Cantril’s ladder and by means of the author’s own survey in which the specific parameters of successful rehabilitation were evaluated: health and life quality assessment, satisfaction with the rehabilitation and willingness to maintain exercise. The study revealed significant correlations between motivation and the determinants of successful rehabilitation. Higher level of intrinsic motivation is associated with better assessment of individuals health and life quality, higher level of satisfaction with rehabilitation and a greater willingness to maintain regular exercise. The level of amotivation increases with age, resulting in worse health assessment and lower life satisfaction
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