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Physiological and Psycho-social Variables of People With a Spinal Cord Injury Participating in Competitive Rugby in Wheelchairs

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01696851
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (no more interested in this issue)
First Posted : October 1, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 29, 2016
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheba Medical Center

September 10, 2012
October 1, 2012
December 29, 2016
September 2012
September 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • lung function during rest using a spirometer [ Time Frame: one minute ]
  • Functional testing [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    getting on a 6 meters long ramp adapted to the ability of people with tetraplegia (this takes up to 30 seconds). And opening and closing a sliding door.
  • Depression [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Beck questionnaire assessing depression
  • Self efficacy [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Sense of self efficacy questionnaire assessing self efficacy.
  • lung function during rest using a spirometer [ Time Frame: one minute ]
  • Functional testing [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    getting on a 6 meters long ramp adapted to the ability of people with tetraplegia (this takes up to 30 seconds). And opening and closing a sliding door.
  • Depression [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Beck questionnaire assessing depression
  • Self efficacy [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    Sense of self efficacy quastionaire assessing self efficacy.
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Physiological and Psycho-social Variables of People With a Spinal Cord Injury Participating in Competitive Rugby in Wheelchairs
Physiological and Psycho-social Variables of People With a Spinal Cord Injury

People with Spinal cord injury with tetraplegia suffer from respiratory problem due to weakness of the muscles and because the autonomic system dysfunction.

Exercise is one way of preserving and improving physical fitness and directly and indirectly reduce risk factors such as insulin resistance, weight loss and low values of HDL. subjects with spinal cord injury with tetraplegia have limited options for exercise: table tennis, gym, pool and more. Because of the nature of the injury which includes the sympathetic failure, they can not easily get the desired pulse to improve physical fitness.

Wheelchair rugby in Canada was developed specifically for people with tetraplegia who could not participate in wheelchair basketball. The game combines short, quick races with different aerobic capabilities. Previous studies have shown that participants in wheelchair rugby Improve anaerobic power, oxygen consumption, physical fitness and daily functioning. Wheelchair rugby improves self-confidence and as a result it affects other areas of life. Another study examined sense of self-efficacy, saw improvement in this index for rugby players in a wheelchair at high levels.

In the present study the investigators aim to examine whether regular participation in wheelchair Rugby for a season has more impact than other routine exercise (table tennis, gym, swimming).

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Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Wheelchair rugby players with SCI with four limbs paralyzed playing and practicing regularly. Season lasts about six months.

Belonging to this group are training and playing regularly twice a week about 3 hours at a time, total of 6 hours per week under the supervision of two coaches who attend every practice and game.

Wheelchair Rugby Players With Tetraplegia
Other: tests and questionnaires
lung test, depression and self-efficacy questionnaires and Functional testing.
  • wheelchair rugby players with tetraplegia
    Intervention: Other: tests and questionnaires
  • other routine sport participants with tetraplegia
    Intervention: Other: tests and questionnaires
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Withdrawn
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September 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • subjects with tetraplegia who play wheelchair rugby

Exclusion Criteria:

  • suffering from a medical condition that prevents from performing the tests required by the study protocol.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Yes
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Israel
 
 
NCT01696851
SHEBA-10-8276-GZ-CTIL
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Sheba Medical Center
Sheba Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Gabi Zeilig, Dr. Sheba Medical Center
Sheba Medical Center
December 2016