Reduction of periodic leg movement in individuals with paraplegia following aerobic physical exercise

Reduction of periodic leg movement in individuals with paraplegia following aerobic physical exercise

Autor Mello, Marco Tulio de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Antônio Carlos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Esteves, A. M. Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Purpose: According to the American Association of Sleep Disorders, periodic leg movements (PLM) are classified into the group of intrinsic sleep disorders. Studies on PLM in individuals with spinal cord injury are very recent. the objective of the present study was to assess the efficacy of aerobic training in reducing the index/score of PLM in individuals with complete spinal cord injury.Methods: Twelve male volunteers with complete spinal cord injury between T7 and T12 were submitted to six polysonographies (PSG Oxford Medilog SAC system; EEG, EMG and EOG: (1) basal night, (2) 12 h after a maximum effort test, (3) 36 h after a maximum effort test, (4) after 44 days of aerobic physical training, (5) 12 h after the last training session, and (6) 36 h after the last training session. All volunteers participated in a physical training program for 44 days using an arm crank ergometer. Data were analyzed statistically by the Wilcoxon test, with the level of significance set at alpha5%.Results: the results demonstrated a statistically significant reduction (Pless than or equal to0.05) in the comparison of first evaluation (35.1 PLM/h) with fifth (12.70 PLM/h) and sixth evaluation (18.5 PLM/h).Conclusion: This study suggests that a program of regular and systematized physical activity promotes an effective reduction of PLM in individuals with spinal cord injury.
Palavra-chave periodic leg movement (PLM)
physical exercise
aerobic training
spinal cord injured
sleep disorders
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2002-12-01
Publicado em Spinal Cord. London: Nature Publishing Group, v. 40, n. 12, p. 646-649, 2002.
ISSN 1362-4393 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Nature Publishing Group
Extensão 646-649
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.sc.3101381
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000179826600005
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27045

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