Publications by authors named "Stephanie Ganley"

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Reliability of a recumbent stepper submaximal exercise test after traumatic brain injury.

Physiother Theory Pract 2021 Jun 10:1-9. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, Indianapolis, IN.

: To determine the test-retest reliability of a total body recumbent stepper (TBRS) submaximal exercise test and to examine its relationship with other measures throughout the International Classification of Functioning that are indicative of overall health in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).: Twenty-three ambulatory individuals with severe, chronic (>6 mos) TBI completed a TBRS submaximal exercise test, 6-minute walk test (6MWT), and Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4) at initial testing. A repeat TBRS submaximal exercise test was conducted 4-7 days later. Estimated peak oxygen consumption (VO) was calculated from the TBRS submaximal exercise test using the VO prediction equation. Average daily step count was collected by an activity monitor for the 4-7-day period between tests.: Test-retest reliability was good (ICC = 0.79, < .001). The difference between the tests was 0.46 ml・kg・min which was not statistically different. Neither the 6MWT distance nor gait speed are related to the TBRS-estimated peak VO. The MPAI-4 total score and adjustment subscale each had a fair relationship with the TBRS-estimated peak VO ( = -0.41, = .05; s = -0.41, = .05, respectively).: These data suggest that the TBRS submaximal exercise test may be a reliable measure to estimate peak VO in ambulatory adults with chronic severe TBI.
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