Influence of hand cycling on physical capacity in the rehabilitation of persons with a spinal cord injury: A longitudinal cohort study

L.J. Valent, A.J. Dallmeijer, J.H.P. Houdijk, H.J. Slootman, M.W. Post, L.H.V. van der Woude

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    Valent LJ, Dallmeijer AJ, Houdijk H, Slootman HJ, Post MW, van der Woude LH. Influence of hand cycling on physical capacity in the rehabilitation of persons with a spinal cord injury: a longitudinal cohort study. Objective: To investigate the influence of hand cycling on outcome measures of physical capacity during and after rehabilitation in persons with paraplegia and tetraplegia in The Netherlands. Design: A longitudinal cohort study with measurement moments at the start (t1) and end (t2) of clinical rehabilitation and 1 year after discharge (t3). Hand cycle use was assessed by means of questionnaires at t2 and t3. Setting: Eight rehabilitation centers in The Netherlands. Participants: Subjects (N=162) with a recent spinal cord injury. Interventions: All subjects followed the regular rehabilitation program. Main Outcome Measures: Peak oxygen uptake (Vo
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1016-1022
    JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Volume89
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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