The effects of upper body exercise on the physical capacity of people with a spinal cord injury: a systematic review

L. Valent, A.J. Dallmeijer, J.H.P. Houdijk, E. Talsma, L.H.V. van der Woude

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    Abstract

    Objective: To describe the effects of upper body training on the physical capacity of people with a spinal cord injury. Data sources: The databases of PubMed, CINAHL, Sport Discus and Cochrane were searched from 1970 to May 2006. Review methods: The keywords 'spinal cord injury', 'paraplegia', 'tetraplegia' and 'quadriplegia' were used in combination with 'training'. The methodological quality of the included articles (both randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials) was assessed with the modified 'van Tulder et al.' checklist. Studies were described with respect to population, test design, training protocol and mode of training. The training effects on physical capacity, reflected by peak power output (PO
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)315-330
    JournalClinical Rehabilitation
    Volume21
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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