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The Effect of an Aerobic Exercise Programme in Stroke Patients

2014-08-27 03:15:50 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study aims to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise on the aerobic capacity, the daily functioning, post-stroke fatigue , depression and cardiovascular risk factors in stroke patients.

Description

People with neurologic impairments after stroke often show decreased aerobic exercise capacity. The etiologies of which are assigned to physiologic changes in paretic muscle, gait deficits and disability-related deconditioning. This declares that stroke patients live an inactive lifestyle and therefore stay cardiovascular risk patients.

The usefulness of aerobic training on aerobic capacity is recently been proved in clinical stroke research. However, no study can shown the long-term effect of aerobic exercises. Also the effect of aerobic exercises on daily functioning, fatigue and depression in stroke needs to be established.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Cerebrovascular Accident

Intervention

Aerobic exercise group, Control group, Follow-up first aerobic exercise group, Follow-up control group, Follow-up second aerobic exercise group

Location

Revalidatiecentrum Sint-Ursula
Herk-de-Stad
Limburg
Belgium
3540

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

University College of Antwerp

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:50-0400

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