Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14356/1033
Title: Level of Exercise Participation in Individuals with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Cross-sectional Study
Authors: Adhikari, Shambhu Prasad
Adhikari, Shraddha
Rana, Chanda
Dev, Rubee
Citation: AdhikariS. P., AdhikariS., RanaC., & DevR. (2021). Level of Exercise Participation in Individuals with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury During Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 19(1), 32-38. https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v19i1.2912
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Keywords: Exercise participation
Rehabilitation
Spinal cord injury
Series/Report no.: Jan-March, 2021;2912
Abstract: Abstract Background: The outcome of exercises depends on participants’ level of exercise participation. We aimed to investigate the level of exercise participation in individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury during inpatient rehabilitation. Methods: All participants with traumatic spinal cord injury undergoing inpatient physiotherapy at a rehabilitation center were recruited. Participants with hearing/visual problems were excluded. Hopkins Rehabilitation Engagement Rating Scale and Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Participation Scale were used to evaluate exercise participation levels. One-way ANOVA and unpaired t-test were used to compare level of participation between groups. Pearson’s correlation and Chi-square tests were used to evaluate correlation and association. Results: Thirty-five participants with mean age 37.1 ± 11.7 years completed the study. Hopkins Rehabilitation Engagement Rating Scale and Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Participation Scale demonstrated a low level of exercise participation in 31.4 % and 42.9 % participants respectively. Participants with an incomplete injury had high exercise participation levels compared to complete injuries. There were significant group differences (p < 0.001, effect size = 0.8) between complete and incomplete injuries and among various levels of injuries. The level of exercise participation was significantly associated with injury levels and type (p < 0.001, Phi = 0.7 to 0.9). Conclusions: The exercise participation level was high for incomplete compared to complete injuries in Nepalese individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury. The demographic and socio-economical factors were not associated with level of exercise participation. Keywords: Exercise participation; rehabilitation; spinal cord injury
Description: Original Article
URI: http://103.69.126.140:8080/handle/20.500.14356/1033
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 19 No. 1 (2021): Vol. 19 No. 1 Issue 50 Jan-Mar 2021

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