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Effects of Stabilization Exercises on Health-Related Quality of Life in Women With Chronic Low Back Pain.
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PMID:  24184617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The study examined the effects of a 4-week intensive isometric and isotonic stabilization exercise program on dimensions of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in women with chronic low back pain (CLBP).
METHODS: A total of 39 women (27-72 years old) provided data in an experimental study with a 9-month follow-up. Random allocation was undertaken for the two treatment groups out of the three groups: isometric stabilization (n = 13), isotonic stabilization (n = 13), and a control group (n = 13) that did not participate in any form of exercise. Health-related quality of life measures using the Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36v2) were assessed prior to program initiation, immediately after program termination, and four times post-intervention for a period of nine months.
RESULTS: The isometric stabilization group displayed large improvements in bodily pain and vitality for women with CLBP attending a 4-week intensive isometric stabilization exercise program. The effects were retained for a period of nine months after program termination.
CONCLUSIONS: Isometric stabilization exercises reduce pain and enhance vitality as dimensions of HRQL among women with chronic low back pain with such effects lasting for at least nine months.
Maria Moussouli; Symeon P Vlachopoulos; Nikolaos D Kofotolis; Yannis Theodorakis; Paraskevi Malliou; Eleftherios Kellis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physical activity & health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1543-5474     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Act Health     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189457     Medline TA:  J Phys Act Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Physical Education and Sport Science at Serres, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Serres, Greece.
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