What's involved in the study
This study involves measurements being taken on two occasions during a period of six weeks. Measurements include:
- blood profile
- body composition (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry scans)
- energy expenditure
You will be randomly assigned to either undertake a 6-week HIIT exercise programme, exercising 4 times per week at home, or to maintain your current physical activity habits for 6-weeks.
We are looking for individuals who are 18-65 years old and:
- have a chronic (over 12 months post-injury) spinal cord injury at or below the second thoracic (T2) vertebrae
- Spend over 75% of their waking day using a wheelchair
What you'll get for taking part
You will receive a detailed report of your data, including diet, physical activity levels, blood test results, and body composition.
Only the lead researcher, Matthew Farrow, and Chief Investigator, Professor James Bilzon will have access to the personal information you provide, and all records will be treated as confidential, including personal contact details. This study has ethical approval.1