Effects of a Community Based Exercise Program in Adults with Severe Burns
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of an exercise rehabilitation program that is carried out in the community, (a place such as YMCa or 24-hour Fitness), versus the current standard of care which is prescription for activity that is not supervised. More specifically, this study will determine whether exercise in the community will help the patient physically as well as emotionally.
once the subject indicates the community based exercise facility of their choic to do their program, a letter of agreement will be obtained at that time. Subjects will choose an exercise facility of their choice. When this is done the facility name shall be forwarded to the iRB via supporting documents.
1) Patient is >18 <= 59 years of age
2) patient agrees to participate in the study and signs and Informed Consent Document;
3) has 30% TBSA burn or greater;
4) has been medically cleared for discharge and exercise participation by the treating burn surgeon.