What is Tennis?

Category: Exercises

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Tennis is a sport played between two players or between two teams of two players each. Each player uses a strung racquet to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over a net into the opponent's court.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Personal enjoyment / entertainment 7 3
General health 5 6
Parkinson's disease 2 4
Support mental / emotional health 2 0
Improve flexibility/strength 1 0
Improve mobility 1 4

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tennis

Side effect Patients
Pain in shoulder(s) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Tennis

Dosage Patients
2 hr weekly 2
1 hr monthly 1
6 hr weekly 1
120 min weekly 1
90 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tennis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
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Duration

Currently doing Tennis

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 2

Stopped doing Tennis

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Tennis

Oct 15, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 16, 2013 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: I play when I am at my condo in Florida (October to March), but not very much when I am back home in Canada (lack of coaches). Tennis is an EXCELLENT sport for PWPs.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jul 16, 2012 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min M,W,F
Advice & Tips: improved mood and physical strength. stopped becausse of broken rib. will resume later.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jul 14, 2011 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: When I am in Florida, I play 3X per week with a coach. When I am home in Vancouver BC I see a coach for 1 hour each week. My constant travel makes it hard to play all the time.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Apr 11, 2011 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: Improved sense of well being as well as improved balance, coordination, and proprioception.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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