Exercise for everyone: A randomized controlled trial of Project Workout On Wheels (WOW) in promoting exercise among wheelchair users

K Froehlick-Grobe, Jae Hoon Lee, L Aaronson, D E Nary, R A Washburn, Todd Little

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of 2 home-based behavioral interventions for wheelchair users to promote exercise adoption and maintenance over 12 months. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial, with participants stratified into groups based on disability type (stable, episodic, progressive) and support partner availability. SETTING: Exercise occurred in participant-preferred locations (eg, home, recreation center), with physiological data collected at a university-based exercise laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Inactive wheelchair users (N=128; 64 women) with sufficient upper arm mobility for arm-based exercise were enrolled. Participants on average were 45 years of age and lived with their impairment for 22 years, with spinal cord injury (46.1%) most commonly reported as causing mobility impairment. INTERVENTIONS: Both groups received home-based exercise interventions. The staff-supported group (n=69) received intensive exercise support, while the self-guided group (n=59
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20–28
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
StatePublished - 2014

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