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Perceived and measured levels of exertion of patients with chronic back pain exercising in a hydrotherapy pool.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of using ratings of perceived exertion (RPEs) to regulate exercise intensity for patients with chronic back pain while they undergo hydrotherapy. DESIGN: Experimental study. SETTING: Hydrotherapy pool in the United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-six patients (16 women, 10 men) with chronic low back pain of more than 12 months in duration. All were referred for hydrotherapy after attending a back pain triage clinic. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. Main out...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Hansford, P More by this author
Shamley, D More by this author
Journal:
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Volume:
84
Issue:
9
Pages:
1319-1323
Publication date:
2003-09-05
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EISSN:
1532-821X
ISSN:
0003-9993
URN:
uuid:e093ea17-70b2-4bcf-85e3-facac4054c6a
Source identifiers:
107596
Local pid:
pubs:107596

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