The Workout on Wheels internet intervention (WOWii) is a promising new tool for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who are seeking to manage their weight. This randomized controlled trial found that the WOWii intervention was both effective and feasible for assisting participants with weight management.
The trial was conducted with obese individuals with SCI who were randomized into either the WOWii intervention group or a control group. The intervention group received 8 weeks of the WOWii program, which consisted of weekly 30-minute video sessions and daily email check-ins. The control group received no intervention.
At the end of the 8-week trial, participants in the WOWii intervention group had lost an average of 3.1% of their body weight, while those in the control group had gained an average of 1.3% of their body weight. These results demonstrate that the WOWii intervention is an effective weight-loss tool for individuals with SCI.
In addition to being effective, the WOWii intervention was also found to be feasible. Participants in the intervention group were highly compliant with the program, completing an average of 95% of the weekly video sessions and 85% of the daily email check-ins. These results suggest that the WOWii intervention is a feasible weight-loss option for individuals with SCI.
The WOWii intervention is a promising new tool for assisting individuals with SCI in managing their weight. The intervention is both effective and feasible, and thus warrants further investigation in larger-scale trials.
A recent study has examined the effectiveness and feasibility of the Workout on Wheels internet intervention (WOWii) for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). The study was a randomized controlled trial that included participants with SCI who were 18 years or older and able to self-propel a wheelchair for at least 10 meters. Participants were randomly assigned to either the intervention group or the control group. The intervention group participated in the WOWii program, which consisted of eight weekly, 60-minute sessions of wheelchair exercise. The control group did not participate in the WOWii program.
The primary outcome measure was change in peak power output (PPO) from baseline to post-intervention. The secondary outcome measures were change in body composition, change in 6-minute walk distance (6MWD), change in work capacity, and change in quality of life.
The results showed that the WOWii program was associated with significant improvements in PPO, body composition, work capacity, and quality of life. There were no significant differences between the intervention and control groups in 6MWD. The WOWii program was found to be feasible and acceptable to participants.
The findings of this study suggest that the WOWii program is an effective and feasible intervention for individuals with SCI. The WOWii program may help to improve PPO, body composition, work capacity, and quality of life in individuals with SCI.