The effects of upper extremity aerobic exercise in patients with spinal cord injury: a randomized controlled study


Akkurt H., Karapolat H. , KİRAZLI Y. , KÖSE T.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE, vol.53, no.2, pp.219-227, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.23736/s1973-9087.16.03804-1
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-227

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Immobility and secondary complications, including cardiopulmonary disease, pressure ulcers, and pain, occur in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). These patients also have difficulty coping with the strain of daily activities. Thus, it is important for SCI patients to engage in aerobic exercise in order to be able to cope adequately with the strain of activities and SCI-related complications.