To determine if a structured, progressive, physiologically based exercise program for subacute stroke produces greater gains than spontaneous recovery and usual care.
- Physical therapy Behavioral
Randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial.
The intervention group received a structured in-home, progressive, physiologically based, therapist-supervised program of thirty-six 90 minute sessions over 12 weeks. The program targeted flexibility, strength, balance, endurance, and upper-extremity function. The usual care group received services as prescribed by their physicians.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Postintervention strength, upper and lower-extremity motor control, balance, endurace, upper-extremity motor function and mobility.|