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Purposeful activity and performance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3752219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifteen male and 15 female subjects performed activities designated as purposeful and nonpurposeful that required the same muscle function. Subjects continued each activity to a predefined level of perceived exertion. The number of repetitions performed, the heart rate, and electromyogram (EMG) recordings were compared for the purposeful and nonpurposeful activities. Results showed a significantly greater number of repetitions performed on the purposeful activities (p = .001) recorded at equal levels of exertion. The hypothesis that individuals will be motivated to perform longer when the activity is purposeful was supported empirically, thereby substantiating a basic premise of occupational therapy.
T M Steinbeck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0272-9490     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Occup Ther     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-29     Completed Date:  1986-09-29     Revised Date:  2012-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705978     Medline TA:  Am J Occup Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy*
Heart Rate
Occupational Therapy
Physical Exertion*

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