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Research Article  |   July 1986
Exhaler Class: A Multidisciplinary Program for High Quadriplegic Patients
Author Affiliations
  • Pamela A. DiPasquale, MS, OTR, is a staff occupational therapist at Craig Hospital, Englewood, Colorado 80110
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Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Spinal Cord Injury / Features
Research Article   |   July 1986
Exhaler Class: A Multidisciplinary Program for High Quadriplegic Patients
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1986, Vol. 40, 482-485. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.7.482
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1986, Vol. 40, 482-485. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.7.482
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Abstract

The Exhaler Class at Craig Hospital was developed to meet the physical, psychosocial, and educational needs of high quadriplegic patients. The class uses a multidisciplinary approach and includes exercise and educational sessions. To date, a total of 56 patients have participated in the 6-week program, and those surveyed rated the sessions as good both in content and presentation. An average increase in vital capacity of 0.5 L was observed in 20 patients surveyed.