Early Intervention With a Low-intensity Leg Cycling Exercise Program for Individuals After Stroke

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Trial Description

This is a two-stage study. In the first stage, 30 subjects with stroke (onset > 2 weeks) are recruited, and they are assessed and recorded with clinical characteristics, sympathetic nerve testing, and twice symptom-limit exercise capacity tests. The second stage would recruited 90 subjects with stroke (onset>2 weeks), and they are randomized to one of three groups (control, low-intensity, high-intensity). They are evaluated before and after the four-week interval with clinical characteristics and twice symptom-limit exercise capacity tests (baseline and after four-week training) .

Detailed Description

This is a two-stage study. In the first stage, 30 subjects with stroke (onset > 2 weeks) are recruited, and they are assessed and recorded with sympathetic nerve testing, anthropometry, and twice symptom-limit exercise capacity tests.The second stage would recruited 90 subjects with stroke (onset>2 weeks), and they are randomized to one of three groups. The control group undergoes traditional rehabilitation only, The low-intensity exercise group receives a low-intensity four-week cycle ergometry and traditional rehabilitation. The The high-intensity exercise group gets a high-intensity four-week cycle ergometry and traditional rehabilitation. They are evaluated by sympathetic tests, anthropometry, functional scales and activity questionnaires, and symptom-limit exercise capacity tests before and after the four-week training.

Conditions

Interventions

  • Exercise Other
    Intervention Desc: cycle ergometry
    ARM 1: Kind: Experimental
    Label: Low-intensity exercise
    Description: Low-intensity exercise plus rehabilitation
    ARM 2: Kind: Experimental
    Label: High-intensity exercise
    Description: High-intensity exercise plus rehabilitation

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Factorial Assignment

Outcomes

Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary change values of symptom-limit exercise capacity baseline and after four-week training No
Secondary change values of sympathetic nerve tests baseline and after four-week training No

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