Endurance training and improved aerobic capacity after traumatic brain injury

K. A. Mossberg, B. E. Masel

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of an endurance training program in patients who had sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and were in the post-acute recovery phase. Methods: Thirteen patients gave written consent. Inclusion criteria were: ability to ambulate safely on a treadmill at a minimal speed of 1.6kph (1.0mph), no overt cardiovascular disease, ability to follow 2-step commands, and compliance with the expired gas collection apparatus. A modified Balke protocol was used. Speed was gradually increased to the safest possible speed in the first two minutes at 1% incline. Incline was then increased 2% per minute until two of three peak criteria (O 2 plateau, HR >90% age-predicted max, respiratory exchange ratio (RER) >1.15) or ambulation became unsafe. Multivariate comparisons were performed (alpha=0.05). Results: Peak O 2 improved (23.1sd7.6 vs 30.3sd6.9 mL/min/kg) (p<0.01). Peak HR and RER did not change. Submaximal ventilatory equivalents decreased. Conclusions: Despite the cognitive and behavioral challenges, patients were found to be compliant with properly prescribed aerobic exercise. Further randomized controlled trials are warranted in this population. TBI is a chronic disease and increased physical activity should be encouraged early in the rehabilitation process.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAssistive Technology Research Series
    Pages276-278
    Number of pages3
    Volume26
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameAssistive Technology Research Series
    Volume26
    ISSN (Print)1383813X
    ISSN (Electronic)18798071

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    Brain
    Durability
    Exercise
    Exercise equipment
    Patient rehabilitation
    Walking
    Chronic Disease
    Cardiovascular Diseases
    Rehabilitation
    Randomized Controlled Trials
    Gases
    Education
    Recovery
    Population
    Traumatic Brain Injury
    Compliance

    Keywords

    • cardiorespiratory fitness
    • head injury
    • oxygen consumption

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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    Mossberg, K. A., & Masel, B. E. (2010). Endurance training and improved aerobic capacity after traumatic brain injury. In Assistive Technology Research Series (Vol. 26, pp. 276-278). (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 26). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-080-3-276

    Endurance training and improved aerobic capacity after traumatic brain injury. / Mossberg, K. A.; Masel, B. E.

    Assistive Technology Research Series. Vol. 26 2010. p. 276-278 (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 26).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Mossberg, KA & Masel, BE 2010, Endurance training and improved aerobic capacity after traumatic brain injury. in Assistive Technology Research Series. vol. 26, Assistive Technology Research Series, vol. 26, pp. 276-278. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-080-3-276
    Mossberg KA, Masel BE. Endurance training and improved aerobic capacity after traumatic brain injury. In Assistive Technology Research Series. Vol. 26. 2010. p. 276-278. (Assistive Technology Research Series). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-080-3-276
    Mossberg, K. A. ; Masel, B. E. / Endurance training and improved aerobic capacity after traumatic brain injury. Assistive Technology Research Series. Vol. 26 2010. pp. 276-278 (Assistive Technology Research Series).
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