Journal article

Factors influencing thigh muscle volume change with cycling exercises in acute spinal cord injury - a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial

Maya G Panisset, Doa El-Ansary, Sarah Alison Dunlop, Ruth Marshall, Jillian Clark, Leonid Churilov, Mary P Galea

Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Objective: To conduct a per-protocol analysis on thigh muscle volume outcomes from the Spinal Cord Injury and Physical Activity (SCIPA) Switch-On Trial.Design: Secondary analysis from an assessor-blind randomized, controlled trial.Setting: Four acute/sub-acute hospitals in Australia and New Zealand.Participants: 24 adults (1 female) within four weeks of motor complete or incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI)Intervention: Functional electrical stimulation-assisted cycling (FESC) or passive cycling (PC) 4x/week for 12 weeks.Outcome Measures: Whole thigh and muscle group volumes calculated from manually segmented MR images.Results: 19/24 participants completed ≥ twelve weeks of the intervention. ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors disclose receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The study was funded by the Transport Accident Commission (Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1042653).