publication . Article . 2003

Maintenance of exercise participation in individuals with spinal cord injury: effects on quality of life, stress and pain

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  • Published: 28 Jul 2003 Journal: Spinal Cord, volume 41, pages 446-450 (issn: 1362-4393, eissn: 1476-5624, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Study design: Follow-up study of seven individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who completed a 9-month randomized control trial (RCT) of exercise training. Objective: In a 9-month RCT conducted in our lab, individuals with SCI who participated in a twice-weekly supervised exercise training reported greater perceived quality of life (PQOL), and less stress and pain than a nonexercising control cohort. The present follow-up study examined the voluntary continuation of exercise training after the study ended and the persistence of the accrued psychosocial benefits. Setting: Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Ca...
free text keywords: Neurology, Clinical Neurology, General Medicine
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