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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Gary L. Oden, PhD (Sam Houston State University)
Description: This book covers a variety of chronic diseases and disabilities as well as detailed exercise interventions. The unique aspect of the book is the detail with which each topic is covered.
Purpose: Some of the authors' objectives are met. Exercise clinicians will find some aspects of this book helpful. However, after reading the goals of the authors in the preface, I am not clear as to what the primary goal is. If it is to provide practicing healthcare professionals a resource for guidance when working with chronic disease individuals, then yes, the book meets the goal. From my experience in academics and working in a hospital rehabilitation setting, I believe this book does have value.
Audience: The book is written for practitioners in clinical settings. The information will be useful for these individuals. The authors are very credible.
Features: A variety of chronic diseases and disabilities are the topic of this book. The pathophysiology, diagnosis, intervention, and education about each are discussed. Each area is well covered.
Assessment: The authors of this book are well qualified to write such a book. The content is well covered and a wide variety of disabilities are discussed. This book can be very useful for exercise clinicians working with patients suffering from one of these conditions.