April 23, 2019
February 17, 2021
The purpose of this study is to examine two 8-week, remotely delivered exercise interventions: Movement-to-Music (M2M) and Standard Exercise Training (SET), with 327 adults with spinal cord injury. Enrolled participants will be randomized into one of three groups: a) M2M, b) SET, and c) attention control (AC).
The purpose of the Spinal Cord Injury Program in Exercise (SCIPE) study is to examine two 8-week, remotely delivered exercise interventions: Movement-to-Music (M2M) and Standard Exercise Training (SET), with 327 adults with SCI. The primary aim is to examine change in physical activity level after the 8-week M2M and SET interventions. We hypothesize that participants in M2M and SET will have significant increase in physical activity compared to an Attention Control (AC) group after the 8-week intervention. The secondary aim is to examine effects of the M2M and SET interventions on health and quality of life outcomes. We hypothesize that participants in M2M and SET will have significant increases in sleep quality and quality of life and decreases in pain and fatigue compared to AC after the 8-week intervention. Exercise enjoyment in M2M and SET participants will also be explored. The tertiary aim is to evaluate the demographic (age, race, sex), clinical (level of injury, type of injury), and psychosocial (social support, outcome expectations, self-efficacy, self-regulation) variables of two participant groups: 1) compliant participants who completed ≥ 50% of the intervention, and 2) noncompliant participants who completed post-testing but < 50% of the intervention or who did not complete post-testing.
|Active Comparator: Movement to Music (M2M)
All M2M sessions are delivered using videos uploaded to a secure study website (the SCIPE website). Participants in M2M will have access to the website and attend three 60-minute M2M sessions per week for a total of 8 weeks. Each session provides rhythmic-based exercises that are choreographed to music to target range of motion, muscular strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, and balance. In addition, participants in M2M will receive and read weekly educational articles on health and fitness through the SCIPE website.
The M2M program has been developed for onsite instruction and will be repurposed into an eHealth version. The program is based on the positive effects of exercise and music on both physiological and psychosocial outcomes in people with disabilities. Investigators aim to advance our current M2M program by enabling more robust personalization features, allowing people with SCI to individualize their M2M program. Movement and tempo-based adaptations will also be available. A typical M2M session will consist of tailored movement routines starting with a warmup using range of motion exercises, followed by muscle strengthening, cardiorespiratory, and/or balance routines, and ending with a cool down emphasizing breathing and mindfulness.
|Active Comparator: Standardised Exercise Training (SET)
All M2M sessions are delivered using videos uploaded to the SCIPE website. Participants in SET will have access to the website and attend three 60-minute SET sessions per week for a total of 8 weeks. Each session provides traditional exercises that target range of motion, muscular strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, and balance. In addition, participants in M2M will receive and read weekly educational articles on health and fitness through the SCIPE website.
Other: Standard Exercise Training
The SET program is based on the NCHPAD 14-Weeks to a Healthier You program launched in 2008. Exercise videos including range of motion, muscle strengthening, cardio and balance routines performed both seated and standing have been developed and will be restructured for use in this study. The SET program will be delivered through the same platform as M2M.
1. Diagnosed with a SCI resulting in incomplete or complete (C5 and below) paraplegia or
2. Demonstrate readiness to physical activity by completing the Physical Activity
Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+);
3. Obtain medical clearance if required by PAR-Q+;
4. Converse in and read English.
1. No broadband internet access;
2. Significant visual impairment that prevents seeing a computer screen to follow a home
3. Currently pregnant.
Contact: Sangeetha Padalabalanarayanan, MS 2059750550 email@example.com
Contact: Hui-Ju (Zoe) Young, PhD 2054035521 firstname.lastname@example.org
United States, Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham