Intervention Review

Fitness training for cardiorespiratory conditioning after traumatic brain injury

  1. Leanne Hassett1,*,
  2. Anne M Moseley2,
  3. Robyn Tate3,
  4. Alison R Harmer4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Injuries Group

Published Online: 23 APR 2008

Assessed as up-to-date: 23 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006123.pub2


How to Cite

Hassett L, Moseley AM, Tate R, Harmer AR. Fitness training for cardiorespiratory conditioning after traumatic brain injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD006123. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006123.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Liverpool Health Service, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Liverpool BC, NSW, Australia

  2. 2

    The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal Division, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Sydney and Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

  4. 4

    University of Sydney, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Lidcombe, Australia

*Leanne Hassett, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit, Liverpool Health Service, Locked Bag 7103, Liverpool BC, NSW, 1871, Australia. plhassett@bigpond.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 23 APR 2008

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract
  3. Plain language summary
  4. 摘要

Background

Cardiorespiratory deconditioning is a common sequelae after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Clinically, fitness training is implemented to address this impairment, however this intervention has not been subject to rigorous review.

Objectives

The primary objective was to evaluate whether fitness training improves cardiorespiratory fitness in people who have sustained a TBI.

Search methods

We searched ten electronic databases (Cochrane Injuries Group Trials Register; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); EMBASE; PubMed (MEDLINE); CINAHL; AMED; SPORTDiscus; PsycINFO; PEDro and PsycBITE) and two clinical trials registers (TrialsCentral and Current Controlled Trials). The last search was August 2007. In addition we screened reference lists from included studies and contacted trialists to identify further studies.

Selection criteria

Randomised controlled studies with TBI participants were eligible if they compared an exercise programme incorporating cardiorespiratory fitness training to usual care, a non-exercise intervention or no intervention.

Data collection and analysis

Two authors independently screened the search output, extracted data and assessed quality. All trialists were contacted for additional information. Mean difference and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated for continuous data and risk difference or odds ratio and 95% CI were calculated for dichotomous data. Data were pooled when there were sufficient studies with clinical and statistical homogeneity.

Main results

Six studies, incorporating 303 participants, were included. The participants were primarily males, in their mid thirties who had sustained a severe TBI. The studies were clinically diverse with regard to the interventions, time post-injury and the outcome measures used; therefore, the primary outcome could not be pooled. Three of the six studies indirectly assessed change in cardiorespiratory fitness after fitness training using the peak power output obtained during cycle ergometry (either at volitional fatigue or at a predetermined endpoint, that is, a percentage of predicted heart rate maximum). Cardiorespiratory fitness was improved after fitness training in one study (mean difference 59 watts, 95% CI 24 to 94), whilst there was no significant improvement in the other two studies. Four of the six studies had no drop-outs from their intervention group and no adverse events were reported in any study.

Authors' conclusions

There is insufficient evidence to draw any definitive conclusions about the effects of fitness training on cardiorespiratory fitness. Whilst it appears to be a safe and accepted intervention for people with TBI, more adequately powered and well-designed studies are required to determine the effects across a range of outcome measures.

 

Plain language summary

  1. Top of page
  2. Abstract
  3. Plain language summary
  4. 摘要

Fitness training to improve fitness after traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of long-term disability in children and young adults. Reduced fitness is a common problem after traumatic brain injury. Clinically, fitness training is used to address this problem.

Six studies, incorporating 303 people with traumatic brain injuries, were included in this review. The people were mostly male, in their mid thirties, and had sustained severe brain injuries. No studies were found that included children. Three of the six studies assessed change in fitness after fitness training. The results were mixed with one study showing an improvement in fitness and the other two studies showing no significant improvement. Four of the six studies had no drop-outs from the fitness training group and no adverse events were reported in any study.

There is insufficient evidence to draw any clear conclusions as to the effects of fitness training on fitness. Whilst it appears to be a safe and accepted intervention for people with traumatic brain injury, further well-designed studies are required to make any definite conclusions.

 

摘要

  1. Top of page
  2. Abstract
  3. Plain language summary
  4. 摘要

背景

腦部外傷後體適能訓練以調節心肺功能

心肺功能失調是一種腦部外傷(traumatic brain injury (TBI))後常見的後遺症。臨床上,實施體適能訓練是為了處理這種損傷的問題,然而這種介入措施並未被嚴謹的回顧。

目標

主要的目的是評估是否體適能訓練可以促進腦部外傷患者其心肺功能。

搜尋策略

我們檢索10種電子資料庫(Cochrane Injuries Group Trials Register;Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL);EMBASE;PubMed (MEDLINE);CINAHL;AMED;SPORTDiscus;PsycINFO;PEDro與PsycBITE)及兩種臨床試驗登記庫(TrialsCentral與Current Controlled Trials)。最近一次檢索是在2007年8月。此外我們審閱納入研究的參考文獻並連絡試驗者以確認進一步的研究。

選擇標準

以腦部外傷患者為研究對象,合格的試驗為比較整合心肺體適能訓練與日常照護的運動計畫,非運動的介入措施或無介入措施的隨機對照試驗。

資料收集與分析

兩名作者分別審閱檢索結果,摘錄資料並評估品質。連絡所有的試驗者以獲得其他的資訊。對於連續性資料計算其平均差及95% confidence intervals (CI),類別資料則計算其風險差或相對風險。當有臨床及統計上同質性的充足研究時則加總資料。

主要結論

納入六篇研究,共包含303名研究對象。研究對象主要為男性,其30多歲時遭受嚴重的腦部外傷。這些研究在介入措施,受傷後的時間及使用的測量結果上有臨床差異;因此,無法加總主要的結果。六篇研究中的三篇間接評估體適能訓練後心肺功能的改變,採用踏車運動期間的最大輸出功率(無論是在意志疲勞或預定的終點,其為預測最高心跳率的百分比)。一篇研究顯示心肺功能在體適能訓練後獲得改善(平均差為59瓦特,95% CI為24至94),但其他兩篇研究沒有統計顯著改善。六篇研究中的四篇顯示體適能訓練組沒有人退出研究且所有的研究皆報告沒有副作用。

作者結論

沒有足夠的證據顯示任何有關體適能訓練對於心肺功能效果的明確結論。然而它似乎是一種安全且被腦部外傷患者接受的介入措施,需要有更適合的檢定力且設計良好的研究以確定一定範圍之測量結果的效果。

翻譯人

本摘要由高雄榮民總醫院金沁琳翻譯。

此翻譯計畫由臺灣國家衛生研究院(National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan)統籌。

總結

腦部外傷後體適能訓練用以改善體能。腦部外傷是導致兒童及年輕成人長期失能的主因。腦部外傷後體能下降是一種常見的問題。臨床上,體適能訓練被用來解決這個問題。這篇回顧共納入六篇研究,包含303名腦部外傷患者。研究對象大部分為男性,在他們30歲中期遭受嚴重的腦部傷害。沒有研究包含兒童。六篇研究中的三篇評估體適能訓練後體能的改變。研究結果是混合的,一篇研究顯示體能有改變而其他兩篇研究顯示沒有顯著的改善。六篇研究中的四篇顯示體適能訓練組沒有人退出研究且所有的研究皆報告沒有副作用。沒有足夠的證據呈現有關體適能訓練對於體能效果的明確結論。然而它似乎是一種安全且可被腦部外傷患者接受的介入措施,需要進一步設計良好的研究以建立任何明確的結論。