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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, 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
Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Disability and Rehabilitation
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0963-8288
Funders: Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
Depositing User: Prof Richard Baker
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 17:44
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2016 01:38
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/36111

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