Aerobic Exercise in Early Subacute Stroke

Completed

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of early intensive aerobic exercise regarding aerobic capacity, gait and balance, Health Related Quality of Life and participation.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Aerobic Exercise Other
    Intervention Desc: Other: Aerobic exercise The intervention group will conduct a 12 week training period with two training sessions of 60 minutes per week at a local hospital. The start shall be made within 6 weeks after stroke . The training shall be conducted in a group with a maximum of 10 participants and start running as new participants in the intervention group will be added.The intensity during the exercise program should be individualized and based on the initial tests . Patients should be advised to reach a degree of exertion 13-15/20,Rate of Perceived Exertion (Borg 's RPE scale) . Two fitness goals was to be achieved during the training session 1. An individual training level corresponded to 50% or more of maximal oxygen uptake for at least 40 min ( Borg 9-11/20 ) . Which corresponds to 70 % of maximum heart rate. 2:nd 80% or more of the estimated maximum oxygen uptake during two periods of 8 minutes( Borg 13-15/20 ) . Which corresponds to 85 % of maximum heart rate.
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Exercise recommendation
    Description: Patients randomized to the control group receive general advice for physical training and activity but no specific training or other rehabilitation efforts
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Aerobic exercise
    Description: The intervention group will conduct a 12 week training period with two training sessions of 60 minutes per week at a local hospital. The start shall be made within 6 weeks after stroke . The training shall be conducted in a group with a maximum of 10 participants and start running as new participants in the intervention group will be added. The intensity during the exercise program should be individualized and based on the initial tests . Patients should be advised to reach a degree of exertion 13-15/20, Rate of Perceived Exertion (Borg 's RPE scale) Two fitness goals was to be achieved during the training session: 1. An individual training level corresponded to 50% or more of maximal oxygen uptake for at least 40 min ( Borg 9-11/20 ) . Which corresponds to 70 % of maximum heart rate. 2:nd 80% or more of the estimated maximum oxygen uptake during two periods of 8 minutes( Borg 13-15/20 ) .Which corresponds to 85% of maximum heart rate.

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Aerobic capacity Baseline,3month Yes
Secondary Balance Baseline,3month Yes
Secondary Walking capacity Baseline,3month Yes

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