Assessment of the Talk Test and Rating of Perceived Exertion for Exercise Intensity Prescription in Persons With Paraplegia
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 07/27/2012
Cowan RE et al. – During arm crank exercise when speaking is not comfortable, persons with paraplegia are exercising at vigorous intensity, which is sufficient to elicit training effects. During incremental peak exercise testing, Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) does not appear to accurately index low–moderate exercise intensities. During the simulated exercise session, RPE appeared to index peripheral fatigue.