Wan-Chi Hsu, Eric Hwang, Pei-Yun Wang, Shang-Liang Wu, Hui-Ling Lee; The Efficacy of a Lower-Extremity Exercise Program for Individuals With Chronic Psychiatric Disorders (CPD). Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311515370. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6029
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Date Presented 04/05/19
A lower-extremity strengthening exercise (LESE) program addressing high-intensity interval training was designed to improve the lower limb function of people with chronic psychiatric disorders. This clinical control trial showed that the 16-week LESE program significantly increased clients' lower limb muscle strength and endurance. OTs working with the client population should include lower-extremity exercises as a preparatory task for supporting occupation-based activities.
Primary Author and Speaker: Wan-Chi Hsu
Additional Authors and Speakers: Eric Hwang
Contributing Authors: Pei-Yun Wang, Shang-Liang Wu, Hui-Ling Lee
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