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Mindfulness, Exercise and Nutrition To Optimize Resilience for Individuals With a Spinal Cord Injury.

2017-07-06 07:38:24 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of onsite and telehealth programs for individuals with spinal cord injury. The primary aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of a blended 7-day onsite health promotion program followed by a 12-month telehealth package composed of exercise, nutrition, and mindfulness, to a 12-month telehealth-only package in individuals with spinal cord injury. The investigators hypothesize that the blended onsite and telehealth program will achieve better gains in fitness, dietary control, body composition, and pain management scores across a one-year period in comparison to the telehealth-only group. The secondary objective of this study is to examine changes in psychosocial mediators between the two groups to determine if key social cognitive theory constructs were significantly different between the two groups. The investigators hypothesize that the blended onsite and telehealth program will achieve better improvements in these outcomes compared to the telehealth only group.

Study Design

Conditions

Spinal Cord Injuries

Intervention

MENTOR + Telehealth, Telehealth Only

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-07-06T07:38:24-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Pathologic conditions which feature SPINAL CORD damage or dysfunction, including disorders involving the meninges and perimeningeal spaces surrounding the spinal cord. Traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, infections, and inflammatory/autoimmune processes may affect the spinal cord.

Penetrating and non-penetrating injuries to the spinal cord resulting from traumatic external forces (e.g., WOUNDS, GUNSHOT; WHIPLASH INJURIES; etc.).

A syndrome associated with damage to the spinal cord above the mid thoracic level (see SPINAL CORD INJURIES) characterized by a marked increase in the sympathetic response to minor stimuli such as bladder or rectal distention. Manifestations include HYPERTENSION; TACHYCARDIA (or reflex bradycardia); FEVER; FLUSHING; and HYPERHIDROSIS. Extreme hypertension may be associated with a STROKE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp538 and 1232; J Spinal Cord Med 1997;20(3):355-60)

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Reduced blood flow to the spinal cord which is supplied by the anterior spinal artery and the paired posterior spinal arteries. This condition may be associated with ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, trauma, emboli, diseases of the aorta, and other disorders. Prolonged ischemia may lead to INFARCTION of spinal cord tissue.

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