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Aerobic exercise effect on individuals with physical disabilities.
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PMID:  8239961     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of aerobic exercise on the fitness level of adults with physical disabilities were examined in this research. Twenty-one individuals participated in a pretest-posttest research design that compared the effects of an aerobic exercise program upon experimental and control subjects, specifically, on body weight, resting, and exercise cardiorespiratory and metabolic parameters, and physical work capacity. Results indicate that aerobic exercise significantly improved physical work capacity by 23.1% and cardiorespiratory fitness as measured by maximal pulmonary ventilation and maximal oxygen consumption by 16.1% and 23.7% respectively, for the experimental group. In contrast, the control group demonstrated declines in these variables of 10.3%, 8%, and 17.1%, respectively. Findings from this research highlight the importance of exercise in promoting fitness and preventing secondary disabilities in adults with physical disabilities.
M C Santiago; C P Coyle; W B Kinney
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-26     Completed Date:  1993-11-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1192-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Biokinetics Research Laboratory, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Disabled Persons / rehabilitation*
Lipids / blood
Middle Aged
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Fitness / physiology*
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