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OBJECTIVE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is usually effectively treated by adenotonsillectomy (T&A). However, there may be a waiting list for T&A, and the procedure is associated with an increased risk of postoperative complications in children with OSA. Needed is a simple test that will facilitate logical prioritization of the T&A surgical list(More)
Sedentary adult males with spinal lesions, all habitual wheelchair users, were allocated to exercise (n = 11) and control (n = 4) groups. A Cybex II dynamometer was used to assess peak power, average power, total work and muscular endurance for elbow flexion/extension, shoulder flexion/extension and shoulder abduction/adduction at five angular velocities,(More)
This study compared the attitude of paraplegic individuals to the Isocentric Reciprocal Gait Orthosis (IRGO) and the Walkabout Orthosis (WO), after they had been given the opportunity of using both. Ten complete T9-12 paraplegic patients participated in this randomised cross-over design. Initially the subjects learned to walk with the first orthosis before(More)
The aim of this study was to predict leisure time exercise behavior among a group of 62 lower-limb disabled adults. The theory of reasoned action proposed by Fishbein (Fishbein & Ajzen, 1975) provided a framework for the study. Variables measured included the Fishbein model variables, habit, education, disability type, fitness level, and a 7-day follow-up(More)
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