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dc.contributor.authorSnyder, Kaitlyn JG
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T15:28:35Z
dc.date.available2017-01-09T15:28:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/10861
dc.description.abstractCurrent research in the effectiveness of different aerobic exercise modalities for individuals with MS is incomplete. The primary aim of this study is to compare the aerobic response of six selected pieces of accessible exercise equipment at a moderate intensity, as indicated by the current exercise guidelines for individuals with MS. Exercise equipment preference was evaluated using a questionnaire. Participants (n=10) performed a steady-state exercise test on an arm ergometer, arm-leg recumbent stepper, body weight supported treadmill, arm-leg functional electrical stimulation (FES) recumbent stepper, arm FES cycle ergometer, and leg FES cycle. The average VO2 (mlkgmin-1) was recorded on each piece of equipment. Here, the body weight support treadmill, arm leg FES recumbent stepper, and the arm leg stepper were significantly more aerobically demanding than the arm ergometer (p<.05). Further, there were no differences in pain (p> .05), safety (p> .05), enjoyment (p >.05), or anticipated adherence to exercise guidelines in duration (p >.05) or frequency (p> .05). In this study, all forms of accessible aerobic exercise were equally aerobically demanding and preferred in individuals with MS, with the exception of the arm ergometer being less aerobically demanding.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectexercise prescriptionen_US
dc.subjectrehabilitation exerciseen_US
dc.subjectaerobic exerciseen_US
dc.subjectmultiple sclerosisen_US
dc.subjectexercise modalityen_US
dc.titleComparing the aerobic demand of various pieces of accessible exercise equipment in individuals with multiple sclerosisen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.Sc. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
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