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Effect of an abdominal binder during wheelchair exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7658955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine whether use of an abdominal binder would affect oxygen uptake, trunk range of motion, and duration of the stroke phase during wheelchair propulsion. The subjects were six paraplegic wheelchair athletes with T1-T6 injuries and no abdominal muscle function. Each subject performed two trials, one while wearing the binder and one without the binder. Each trial consisted of submaximal and maximal exercise tests conducted on wheelchair rollers. Oxygen uptake was determined by open circuit spirometry while heart rate was determined by telemetry. Max VO2 values averaged 2.51 l.min-1 while average maximum heart rate values were 190 b.min-1. A 3-D video-based motion analysis system was used to obtain kinematic parameters of wheelchair propulsion. In general, 30% of the cycle time was comprised of the stroke phase, while 70% was comprised of the recovery phase across speeds. There were no statistically significant effects of the abdominal binder on any of the cardiovascular or kinematic variables at submaximal or maximal levels of exercise. Under the conditions of this laboratory investigation, it appears that an abdominal binder does not alter physiological or selected biomechanical measures in highly trained athletes.
J K Kerk; P S Clifford; A C Snyder; T E Prieto; K P O'Hagan; P K Schot; J B Myklebust; B M Myklebust
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1995 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-03     Completed Date:  1995-10-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  913-9     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Department of Human Kinetics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Oxygen Consumption*
Paraplegia / physiopathology*
Prospective Studies
Spinal Cord Injuries / physiopathology

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