Clinical trial of therapeutic exercise in subacute stroke


Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

To determine if a structured, progressive, physiologically based exercise program for subacute stroke produces greater gains than spontaneous recovery and usual care.


Trial Design

Randomized, controlled, single-blind clinical trial.

Patient Involvement

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.


National Institure on Aging