Time Commitment

TIME COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION

Part I
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Part I requires a ONE-TIME 2-3 hour time commitment for testing at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (not including travel time).  The testing will include an assessment of muscle strength, body composition, cardio-respiratory endurance, and health related quality of life.  The testing will be conducted at the General Clinical Research Center in the UNC-CH Memorial Hospital. Persons who participate in Part I of the study will receive $50 compensation for their time.

Part II
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Part II is a 12-week aquatic resistive exercise program for adults with CP who are eligible to participate. Eligibility for participation in this portion of the study will be determined at the time of participation in Part I. In Part II, we are investigating the effectiveness of an aquatic exercise intervention. The intention of this program is to decrease secondary conditions and increase strength, mobility and quality of life. Part II requires participation in three exercise sessions a week for 12 weeks. The exercise sessions will be conducted at a local warm water pool. You will be tested two additional times over the course of Part II and will be compensated $50 for each testing session.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM TO PARTICIPATE IN PART II

WE WILL PROVIDE TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL TO EXERCISE SESSIONS IN PART II

 

School of Medicine
Division of Physical Therapy
Center for Human Movement Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Approved by UNC-CH IRB 08/01/06
Funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Center for
Research Resources :  # 1 K23 RR024054-01

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