Aerobic fitness and upper extremity strength in patients aged 11 to 21 years with spinal cord dysfunction as compared to ideal weight and overweight controls.

@article{Widman2007AerobicFA,
  title={Aerobic fitness and upper extremity strength in patients aged 11 to 21 years with spinal cord dysfunction as compared to ideal weight and overweight controls.},
  author={Lana M. Widman and Richard Ted Abresch and Dennis M. Styne and Craig M. McDonald},
  journal={The journal of spinal cord medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 Suppl 1},
  pages={S88-96}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the aerobic fitness, upper extremity strength, and body composition in groups of adolescents with mobility impairment due to thoracic and upper lumbar spinal cord injury (SCI) or spina bifida (SB) are significantly different from those in groups of adolescents without mobility impairment who are of normal weight (CTRL) or overweight (OW). SUBJECTS One hundred fifteen total subjects were evaluated including 59 female (19 SB, 9 SCI, 17 OW, and 14 CTRL) and 56 male… CONTINUE READING