The effects of progressive resistance training on daily physical activity in young people with cerebral palsy : a randomised controlled trial

Bania, TA, Dodd, KJ, Baker, RJ ORCID: 0000-0003-4759-4216, Graham, HK and Taylor, NF 2015, 'The effects of progressive resistance training on daily physical activity in young people with cerebral palsy : a randomised controlled trial' , Disability and Rehabilitation, 38 (7) , pp. 620-626.

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Abstract

Purpose: To examine if individualised resistance training increases the daily physical activity of adolescents and young adults with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (CP).
Method: Young people with bilateral spastic CP were randomly assigned to intervention or to usual care. The intervention group completed an individualised lower limb progressive resistance training programme twice a week for 12 weeks in community gymnasiums. The primary outcome was daily physical activity (number of steps, and time sitting and lying). Secondary outcomes included muscle strength measured with a one-repetition maximum (1RM) leg press and reverse leg press. Outcomes were measured at baseline, 12 weeks and 24 weeks.
Results: From the 36 participants with complete data at 12 weeks, there were no between-group differences for any measure of daily physical activity. There was a likely increase in leg press strength in favour of the intervention group (mean difference 11.8 kg; 95% CI -1.4 to 25.0). No significant adverse events occurred during training.
Conclusions: A short-term resistance training programme that may increase leg muscle strength was not effective in increasing daily physical activity. Other strategies are needed to address the low-daily physical activity levels of young people with bilateral spastic CP.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cerebral palsy, motor activity, resistance training, sedentary behaviour, sedentary lifestyle
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Disability and Rehabilitation
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0963-8288
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Funders: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Depositing User: Prof Richard Baker
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 17:44
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 11:51
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/36111

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