JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, vol.29, no.4, pp.817-823, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Circuit resistance training, upper extremities, paraplegia, isokinetic tests, SPINAL-CORD-INJURY, FITNESS, BENEFITS
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A number of exercises to strengthen the upper extremities are recommended to increase functional independence and quality of life (QoL) in patients with paraplegia. Circuit resistance training (CRT) is a type of progressive resistive exercise performed repeatedly at fixed mechanical exercise stations. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential benefits of CRT for upper extremity muscle strength, functional independence, and QoL in patients with paraplegia.