The effectiveness of session rating of perceived exertion to monitor resistance training load in acute burns patients

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Abstract

Session-rating of perceived exertion (RPE) is a method frequently utilised in exercise and sports science to quantify training load of an entire aerobic exercise session. It has also been demonstrated that session-RPE is a valid and reliable method to quantify training load during resistance exercise, in healthy and athletic populations. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of session-RPE as a method to quantify exercise intensity during resistance training in patients with acute burns. Twenty burns patients (mean age = 31.65 (±10.09) years), with a mean TBSA of 16.4% (range = 6–40%) were recruited for this study. Patients were randomly allocated to the resistance training (n = 10) or control group (n = 10). All patients completed a four week resistance training programme. Training load (session-RPE × session duration), resistance training session-volume and pre-exercise pain were recorded for each exercise session. The influence of; age, gender, %TBSA, exercise group (resistance training vs. control), pre-exercise pain, resistance training history and session-volume on training load were analysed using a multilevel mixed-effects linear regression. Session-volume did not influence training load in the final regression model, however training load was significantly greater in the resistance training group, compared with the control group (p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-175
Number of pages7
JournalBurns
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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