The benefits of exercise in individuals with traumatic brain injury

A retrospective study

Wayne A. Gordon, Martin John Sliwinski, Joyce Echo, Michael McLoughlin, Michael Sheerer, Trisha E. Meili

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Objective: This study examined the benefits of exercise. Design: A retrospective study. Setting: A community-based sample. Participants: A sample of 240 individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) (64 exercisers and 176 nonexercisers) and 139 individuals without a disability (76 exercisers and 73 nonexercisers). Main Outcome Measures: Scales measuring disability and handicap. Results: It was found that the TBI exercisers were less depressed than nonexercising individuals with TBI, TBI exercisers reported fewer symptoms and their self-reported health status was better than the nonexercising individuals with TBI. There were no differences between the two groups of individuals with TBI on measures of disability and handicap. Conclusions: The findings suggest that exercise improves mood and aspects of health status but does affect aspects of disability and handicap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-67
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Retrospective Studies
Health Status
Traumatic Brain Injury
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology

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Gordon, Wayne A. ; Sliwinski, Martin John ; Echo, Joyce ; McLoughlin, Michael ; Sheerer, Michael ; Meili, Trisha E. / The benefits of exercise in individuals with traumatic brain injury : A retrospective study. In: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 1998 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 58-67.
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In: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.01.1998, p. 58-67.

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